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Workshop and short coaching for advanced Postdocs: “Using Research Funding Strategically”, 10-11 August 2016


There are free slots in the workshop “Using Research Funding Strategically” organized by the Academic Human Resource Development of Göttingen University.

Trainer: Dr. Beate Scholz

Course dates:

  • 10 August 2016 (09:30  – 17:00): full-day workshop
  • 11 August 2016: individual, one-hour coaching session with the trainer between 9:30 and 16:15, appointments arranged on Monday

Place: Von-Siebold-Str. 4, seminar room (1st floor)

To register, please write an email to Please mind that the deadline for registration is 25 July, so if your are interested in participating in this workshop, inform the organizers as soon as possible.

Detailed description:

Researchers are increasingly faced with expectations to raise third party funds if they want to pursue a successful academic career. Yet, applying for third party funds is not an end in itself and could even be detrimental to research careers, if disconnected from own scientific or life plans or scientific goals. This coaching is based on an entirely different approach by focusing on past experiences and future plans of the participants. It aims at clarifying which kinds of funding opportunities are suitable for the participants, their respective purposes and at giving feedback on their projects from a reviewer’s point of view.


  • Development of a short-, middle- and long-term funding strategy with consideration of individual or institutional goals
  • Feedback to the participants, CV and grant summary


The participants decide themselves on the agenda of the coaching sessions. They are asked to provide their CVs before the coaching and may also prepare written questions or concerns as well as a grant summary of max. 2 pages, if they wish.

To prepare the coaching sessions, all documents need to be submitted electronically 14 days in advance.

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