Funding Possibilities for First Stage Researchers - An Introduction



2019-04-29, 09:30-16:00

Funding Possibilities for First Stage Researchers – An Introduction

A central question for young scientists is the one of financing their dissertation and follow up research projects. Thoughtful selection of funding bodies and a well-planned project application are essential in order to successfully attract funding, especially when keeping limited research funds and usually highly competitive selection procedures in mind. The more important it is to be well informed about the rules of the research funding game. Assessment and permitted materials Minimum requirements and assessment criteria In this workshop, participants will get an overview about available funding bodies and various support programs and scholarships for different stages of their scientific career.

The focus is on funding opportunities for dissertation projects, but funding possibilities for early PostDOCs will be discussed as well. In addition one will ‘slip into the mind of an evaluator’. Participants will train to evaluate a fellowship proposal and prepare an evaluation summary report. Comparing these results with ones from an official summary report will show how to spot strengths and weaknesses of a research proposal. This and practical tips from a successful applicant will support workshop participants in preparing their own successful grant application.