Registration: How to develop a research funding strategy? (Workshop and personal consultation) - English/ on demand in German

Venue: FNO 01/171
Time: day 1: Workshop 9.30 - 17.00 h (incl. 1 h lunchbreak); day 2: Personal consultation sessions (30 - 45 min per participant)
Trainer: Dr Thomas Koch
Language: English / on demand of participants in German
Participants: max. 12 persons


This workshop is designed for postdoctoral researchers (and doctoral researchers at the end of their PhD) who want to consolidate their research career and prepare for applying for individual research funding with the long-term goal to set up their own research group or write their “Habilitation”.


Course description

The workshop explores the concept of strategy in the research context. As institutional core funding diminishes and external funding becomes increasingly competitive, how do you mitigate the risk of gaps in funding and build your resources systematically to advance your research career? Having a clear idea of your longer-term research direction facilitates aligning even small projects to larger career goals in research, making individual proposals more compelling. It will also help to avoid the trap of letting funding dictate your research focus which often leads to a fragmented track-record.


The goal of the workshop is to provide guidance on how to approach the development of a longer-term funding plan for the individual research setting. Participants will learn how to apply key elements of strategy to develop their research agenda, identify a portfolio of funding opportunities to be pursued in the coming years and manage the grant life cycle systematically to build the resources and capabilities necessary to deliver sustainable research.


By the end of the workshop participants will have a better understanding of:

  • The importance of strategy for enhancing both career and research profile
  • Applying strategy to the individual research setting
  • Navigating the research funding landscape
  • Matching project funding opportunities to long-term research goals
  • Managing the grant life cycle to build resources and capabilities


Trainer: Dr Thomas Koch

Thomas Koch offers expert training and consultancy services in research management in the context of international higher education. In particular, he supports academic institutions in strategic research initiatives and provides training and guidance for early career researchers to realise their research ideas and career objectives. Holding a PhD in physical chemistry from the UK, he has more than ten years of experience as a researcher throughout Europe as well as twelve years of experience as a professional in research management and administration.


If you register as Postdoc please use THE REGISTRATION FORM at the end of the Postdoc page!

Date: 11.–12.05.2017
Sorry, the registration period for this event is over.

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