The Institute of Physics strongly encourages continuous personal and professional development of its members. Hence the London and South East Branch together with Manchester and District Branch are organising a one day conference which will take place at the Manchester Metropolitan University on the 24th November 2010. The target audience are young scientists and final year PhD students. The aim of the conference is to give advice via presentations by prominent physicists who would share their visions and useful tips on victorious strategies in science. As a practical exercise, the participants will work in teams at the workshop to practice writing an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant application.