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Grant training session (26 Jul 2016)

2016-06-14 13:32

By: Patrice Wegener

at TÜBINGEN, Max Planck campus 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 26 July 2016, 09:00 - 15:00, at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Spemannstr. 41 (MRC seminar room 0.A.03).
Part I 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 'self-assessment wrt grant applications', 'research ethics', and the 'host institution'.
Part II will provide insights into scientific grant writing and offer a very personal perspective of a Max Planck research group leader at FML 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 Institutes for Biological Cybernetics and for Developmental Biology (incl. FML). Potential applicants for fellowship programmes in 2016 are particularly encouraged to attend.
The training session is free of charge.
Registration is required
-> Registration for paticipants (closed)
For more details:
->Download Initiates file downloadProgramme