As competition continues to increase both in Germany as well as internationally, researchers require to
develop their individual research profile. In this regard, third-party funding may play a crucial role in establishing
a successful research career. However, not all funding programs may be suitable to support the
career goals of an individual researcher.
At pivotal points of their careers, especially in transition periods between qualification phases, researchers
often feel the need to deliberate on their competencies and potential demands with regard to their research
profiles. Information on funding and career development as well as awareness on own strengths and interests
are key for taking informed decisions in order to balance various career options.
The workshop is will offer assistance with the further planning of one’s individual scientific career and the
development of one’s research profile, taking into account the strategic use of third party funding sources.
- Individual self-positioning and look ahead: Analysis of current status and (career) goals.
- The research system in Germany and Europe
- Typology of research funding and career development schemes
(Selection of programmes is based on the participants’ documents which need to be provided
collectively no later than 14 days prior the workshop. Confidential treatment in compliance with the
EU General Data Protection Regulation will be guaranteed.)
- Analysis of the criteria and perspectives of the decision making bodies and the reviewers with regard
to the selected strategic goals resp. funding programmes
- A) Preparation of a proposal abstract
Individual draft, short presentation in the plenary and discussion in the plenary
B) Alternatively: Current research profile and outline of a strategy for future development
Individual draft, short presentation and discussion in the plenary
- Individual coaching sessions on the 2nd day