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Workshop “Scientific Grant Writing”, 25-26 February 2019


This workshop helps postdoctoral scientists and late-stage PhD students considering to apply for research funding to improve their grant writing skills, learn how to structure and write a successful grant application and how to choose the right funding call.

Dates: Monday and Tuesday, 25-26 February 2019
Duration: 2 days, 9:00-16:30h
Location: GZMB, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, seminar room 0.232 (ground floor)
Trainer: Dr. Alexander Schiller, Schiller & Mertens, Jena
Target Group: Postdocs and late-stage PhD students considering to apply for research funding

Registration: Please register here and send an email to including a short statement on your motivation to attend the workshop.

Detailed description

One of the most challenging tasks in science is getting continuously funded with creative and convincing proposals. Therefore, organizational and writing tools have to be learned early in a scientists’ career. The aim of this course is to provide Postdocs with an opportunity to build their understanding, skills and confidence in writing and evaluating their own grant proposals to get funded.

Special emphasis is put on project and time management in grant writing, key message, abstract, structure, work packages, texting, scientific storytelling, data visualization, contingency plans, appropriate funding calls, financials, evaluation process. Examples from the trainers’ successful research grants (DFG, EU, etc.) will be used. The participants create their individual proposals with title, abstract, outline, work packages and financial plan.

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