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Grant training (13 July 2017)

2017-06-26 18:25

By: Patrice Wegener

at FREIBURG, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law: "Perspectives for researchers: Turning an idea into a project and career opportunity".

The workshop will focus on career perspectives for researchers in the grant world, and more particularily on the challenge of turning an innovative scientific idea into a competitive research proposal that succeeds in funding programmes. It will take place on 13 July 2017, 09:00 - 16:00, at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Fürstenbergstr. 19 (conference room).
Part I will provide insights into scientific grant writing and offer a very personal perspective of a Max Planck senior researcher at the Department of Criminology on "Grantsmanship".
Part II will address the principles / policies of the different programme families ('funding landscape') and give an overview about major national and international fellowships and grants (Marie-Curie, Volkswagen, Humboldt, Fritz-Thyssen, DAAD, DFG, ERC). In addition, we will discuss career effects of the programmes and raise critical issues like the 'self-assessment wrt successful grant applications', the role of the 'host institution', 'research ethics', etc.
Part III will present data about career decisions and directions taken by young scientists, as mirrored by the alumni of the IMPRS-REMEP and their specific considerations.
Part IV will offer a proposal simulation game which will allow for a hands-on preparation of a proposal outline (based on a realistic scenario), including evaluation/discussion, feedback, and tips on how to apply these sim game insights to other fellowships/grants.

Who can participate?
Part I-III of the session (09:00 - 12:30) will be open to everybody (IMPRS-REMEP students, postdocs, and senior researchers of the MPI) 
As regards the proposal simulation (Part IV, 13:15 - 16:00), we plan to run one group only with a maximum of 12-14 participants. Access to the sim game will be restricted to IMPRS students and to postdocs or senior researchers planning to submit a Fellowship application in Sep 2017. First come, first served (14+ registrations start a waiting list for the simulation).
The training session is free of charge.
Registration is required
-> Registration for participants (closed)

For more details:
->Download Initiates file downloadProgramme
(Presentation slides will be available to participants after the session)