2019-06-14, 09:00-17:00

Description and target groups

Coaching workshops offer a practical insight into the working methods and procedures of the FWF and clarify crucial points of the application process and project management. The workshops are aimed in particular at scientists and researchers who are planning to submit an application to the FWF in the near future and have the necessary qualifications.

Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of the FWF, such as can be acquired by attending an FWF information event. There are no restrictions with regard to the professional background of the participants.

Structure and programme

Coaching workshops are practice-oriented: inputs from FWF experts alternate with practical exercises. The main focus of these workshops is the close examination of real proposals taken from the FWF's daily work. Participants slip into the role of reviewers and analyse and discuss rejected applications and the corresponding approved resubmissions (including reviews). By comparing the initial application with the approved resubmission, participants learn the "dos and don’ts" as well as the opportunities and pitfalls of the application process. Finally, the workshop covers aspects of the review and decision-making processes as well as project management in the event of a positive funding decision.

Duration, locations and costs

Coaching workshops last the whole day from 9:00 to 17:00. The participation fee is 90 euros per person and includes course materials and catering. Many universities and research institutions refund all or part of the fee.

The coaching workshops always take place outside of research institutions, usually in a seminar hotel or in the Haus der Forschung (House of Research). This ensures a professional infrastructure and an undisturbed working atmosphere. Due to the complexity of the programme and the desire to facilitate in-depth consultations and discussions, the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 20.