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Developing your research funding strategy

JUNO Workshop

Target audience New professors (W1/W2), research group leaders, and/or advanced postdocs
Language English
Workshop length 1 day (8 working units)
Capacity max. 12
Credits for habilitation yes
Workshop costs Participation is free for HHU members and members of HHU's Medical Faculty.
Registration Please register using the registration form below.

Upcoming Workshops

Date Time Format Registration
Next Date in Spring 2024 9 am - 3 pm


Online workshop

Registration will open soon.

The workshop aims to clarify medium to long-term research goals and to develop a road map for achieving them in the individual setting. It explores both opportunities and challenges associated with external research funding and provides essential guidance on how to exploit funding schemes effectively for further career advancement.

The programme covers the academic career system in Germany, key national and EU funding programmes available at different career stages, the design of fundable projects and development of competive proposals, as well as strategic planning in the research context. Participants will learn how to develop a sustainable research agenda, identify a portfolio of funding opportunities to pursue in coming years and manage the grant life cycle systematically to build their resources and capabilities.

By participating in the workshop, you will be better equipped to:

  • develop a competitive research agenda,
  • apply strategic approaches to fund your research,
  • design fundable projects for different research settings,
  • identify and exploit funding opportunities effectively,
  • and move from smaller to larger grants.

This compact, yet highly interactive workshop employs theoretical input, plenary discussions, individual and small group work, experience sharing and expert advice.

Thomas Koch is a research management consultant and certified business trainer and coach. He provides hands-on workshops and individual guidance for researchers to realise their research ideas and career objectives. He also supports higher education institutions and research consortia in implementing strategic initiatives and preparing grant proposals. Holding a PhD in physical chemistry from the UK, he builds on 10 years of international experience as a researcher and 12 years of professional experience as a research manager and senior administrator at universities in Bochum (RUB) and Munich (LMU). Further information on www.academic-futures.de.

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