Helping scientists to write and be more productive


Getting funded: 4 mistakes to avoid when you write your next grant

A FREE class to start preparing for that grant while understanding the 4 core areas you need to work on.

23rd November

and with the option to join...

Focus day!

A 1-day scientific writing retreat. A fundraising event to learn new skills. Blocking time to focus and write, online. And to get motivated again to write!


This is what you'll learn in the Getting funded class:

  • The four mistakes that we make most often when writing a grant. These mistakes follow the four components that are essential to master when writing to get money, and I'll share a key strategy for each of them.
  • The plan and time estimate you need to make for yourself. So you can start planning ahead for when you start writing your next grant while planning for success 🎊.
  • The business disciplines you need to master to get the money! The same topics I have learned from running this business 🥰

Why a "Getting funded" theme?

Because I want you to have more money.

I work daily with amazing, conscious, and rockstar scientists. Even if we don't work together, probably you are also one of these conscious scientists who want to change the world. And I see that academia would be a better place if people like you would have permanent positions.

More people like you to supervise PhDs, postdocs and train future generations of scientists who put people first.

More people like you to model what is to do amazing science AND be a human who has a life and prioritizes that.

More people like you who felt like didn't belong in academia. Maybe for being woman, a neurodivergent person, or a foreigner.

Yes, I want more people like you in academia. But for that we need money.

And I've learned a few things about getting money I'd like to share with you!

For who is the FREE class "Get funded"?

  • Do you already hold a PhD and you've realized that grant writing requires a new set of skills different from writing papers?
  • Are you planning to write a grant or a project in 2024 and lacking the motivation to start?
  • Would you like to write a grant, but you just feel you don't have a good idea yet?

If this is you, first know you’re not alone. These are things our past clients at different career stages have shared. And, I can tell you there is another way!

And for who is FOCUS day?

  • You're a scientist craving time and motivation to write. You need some accountability
  • You struggle to focus and write. You cannot get the momentum to work on that paper or start writing that grant!
  • You know how some specific tips can improve your writing and your productivity. And you're ready to improve both in 2024 🙌🏼

The FREE class is a NEW training, but see what others have said about my other classes

Mindful Scientific Writing


These are 3 sessions of 2 hours designed for you to FOCUS and write your paper or proposal. We meet in Zoom in a group setting, and in silence, we work.


As part of being a fundraising event, for every ticket, I'll donate 5 € splitted between the non-profit organizations UNICEF and OpenArms.


The two classes and Q&A will be recorded and everyone will have lifetime access for a few days. You'll get the replays inside a retreat guide PDF.

Let’s FOCUS and WRITE together when you join the 1-day focus day!

Focus day is on Thursday, 23rd of November. Here is the program (times are Amsterdam time zone, CEST):

  • 9.00-9.45 Class: Goal-setting and planning your 2024 strategy
  • 9.45-10.00 Coffee break
  • 10.00-12.00 First Focus co-working session
  • 12.00-12.30 Q&A session
  • 12.30-13.00 Lunch
  • 13.00-14.00 Class: Getting funded
  • 14.00-14.30 Mindful break
  • 14.30-16.30 Second Focus co-working session
  • 16.30-17.00 Q&A session and closure
  • 17.00-19.00 Third Focus co-working session and final closure



O €

✨ The "live" Getting funded class
Replay until December 1st


9 € (+VAT)

The "live" Getting funded class

✨ The "live" Goal-setting class
✨ No time limit on replays
✨ 6 hours of co-working time in Zoom during the day

✨ 5 € donation on your behalf

For those who don´t know me...

Hi! I´m Ana.

Hi, I’m Ana Pineda, PhD and I help academics like you to focus and write. I've taken everything I've learned from more than 15 years of doing research, and helped hundreds scientists with their writing and productivity so they can feel confident with their work. Through my courses, writing retreats, and free materials like this, we follow a mindful approach to get things done. But the things that matter to you!

My mission is to make this world better by helping scientists to have a more productive, more creative, and happier research life. Should we start?

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Why FOCUS day?

One of the most motivating things about this work is to help people. I love doing that daily. Seeing scientists like you getting results. If that's you, maybe you were in one of my courses or got those results from the promotional free materials, articles in the blog, or webinars.

From all those activities, the writing retreat has been breathtaking. The attendees keep being surprised at how such a simple thing as meeting in silence in Zoom can be so powerful. BUT...not everyone can join those retreats because of the cost and because of the time.

So as the start of promotion of "Academic Launchpad", our grant writing program, we're doing a 1-day virtual writing retreat. The price is symbolic. But it´s there because when we pay, we also take it more seriously. And when you take this retreat seriously, you´ll be amazed 🎊

We're making the ticket very affordable (only 9 €!), and we'll be donating 5€ for each person joining in.

This is our third focus day. So far we've raised a total of 1360 € for beautiful causes like Open Arms Sea Life Rescue, Unicef, or 500 Women Scientists. And it still makes me emotional.

Join us and please help us spread the voice!

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