Funding Opportunities for Young Scientists - An Introduction



2020-04-14, 09:30-15:30

A central question for young scientists is that of funding the dissertation project or subsequent research projects. The well-thought-out selection of the sponsor and a well-planned application are essential, especially with regard to limited funding and the generally highly competitive award procedure. It is therefore all the more important to find out about suitable financing options in good time and to get to know the rules of the game for science and research funding.

In this workshop, participants can get an overview of potential funding providers and various funding programs and grants for different phases of their academic careers. The focus is on funding opportunities for dissertation projects.

In addition, participants will train to explore the strengths and weaknesses of a project proposal by evaluating a current project proposal and comparing their own results with comments from official experts. This and practical tips from a successful applicant will be of use to the course participants in successfully developing their own funding application.

Target group:

PhD students and advanced master students

Dates & registration

14.04.2020 09:30 - 15:30 Seminarraum 2 Berggasse 7 2.Stock

Registration: online registration

Registration for the workshops is only possible within the registration period via U: Space. Registrations via email cannot be considered.
Please note that the registration period for the respective workshops usually ends three weeks before the start of the workshop. After the registration period has expired, participants will receive a confirmation of participation by email to their unet email address as well as further information on the workshop.


Dr. Christian Kolowrat

Christian Kolowrat studied microbiology and genetics at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories of the University of Vienna. He wrote his dissertation after research stays at the University of Antwerp and the Indiana University Bloomington at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie Paris. Since 2010 he has been working in the DLE research service and promoting young talent. The main areas of responsibility include the monitoring of doctoral students at the University of Vienna, international cooperation agreements for cotutelle doctoral projects as well as advice and workshops with a focus on funding doctoral studies.