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Grant training session (6 Jul 2016)

2016-06-07 17:37

By: Patrice Wegener

at FREIBURG, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics on "Turning a scientific idea into a funded project".

The workshop will address the challenge of turning an innovative scientific idea into a competitive research proposal that succeeds in funding programmes. It will take place on 6 July 2016, 09:00 - 15:00, at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Stübeweg 51 (main lecture hall, room 7.101).
Part I will address the principles / policies of the different programme "families" 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 in-house career opportunities at the Max Planck Institute, but also raise the mobility issue ("Should I stay or should I go?"). 
Part II will provide insights into scientific grant writing and offer a very personal perspective of a Max Planck research group leader at MPI-IE on "Grantsmanship".
Part III 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?
The workshop will be open to PhD students as well as to post-doc researchers of the Max Planck Institute. Potential applicants for fellowship programmes in 2016 are particularly encouraged to attend.
The training session is free of charge.
Registration is required
-> Registration for participants (closed)
For more details:
->Download Initiates file downloadProgramme