Registration: Consolidating your postdoctoral research career by getting funded (2-day 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 workshop 09.00 - 16.30 h (incl. 1 h lunchbreak); day 3 individual consultation sessions (30 - 45 min per participant)
Trainer: Dr Thomas Koch
Language: English / on demand of participants in German
Participants: max. 12 persons


The workshop is designed for early postdoctoral researchers who intend to consolidate their career in research. It combines a two-day workshop with a one-to-one consultation session to address specific challenges in the individual setting.


Course description

Risk and uncertainty characterize research careers at the postdoctoral stage. Taking an international perspective, this workshop raises pivotal issues in developing a sustainable career in research and getting funded. It aims to help to assess the current postdoctoral position, to clarify both career aspirations as well as longer-term research goals and to develop a road map for achieving them in the individual setting.

The workshop also provides essential guidance on exploiting research funding opportunities effectively. 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 their resources and capabilities in an increasingly competitive research environment.

By participating in the programme you will be better equipped to:

  • respond to the evolving roles and responsibilities of a researcher as the career progresses
  • understand the broader context in which higher education and research institutions operate
  • apply strategic approaches to advancing your career as a researcher
  • develop a competitive research agenda
  • identify and exploit funding opportunities effectively
  • move from smaller to larger grants


Thomas Koch provides training and guidance for early career researchers to realize their research ideas and career objectives. He also supports higher education institutions and research institutes in research-related strategic initiatives.

Holding a PhD in physical chemistry from the UK, he has eleven years of experience as a researcher throughout Europe and thirteen years of experience as a professional in research management and administration at higher education institutions in Germany.

Further Information:


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

Date: 04.–06.02.2019

Sorry, the registration period for this event is over.

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