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From an idea to a collective project. How to finance your research projects through third leg funding.

Seminar of HHU's Dept. for Research and Transfer in collaboration with JUNO

Target audience Researchers of all research areas except medicine
Language English
Duration 2,5-3 hours
Capacity max. 25

Upcoming seminars

The next information session in English is planned for Spring 2023. More information will follow soon.

The suc­cess­ful ac­qui­si­tion of com­pet­i­tive third leg funds is a cen­tral per­for­mance mea­sure for uni­ver­si­ties and is also con­sid­ered to be an im­por­tant suc­cess cri­te­rion for a sci­en­tific ca­reer. By en­ter­ing the post-​doctoral phase, young sci­en­tists will be able for the first time to raise their own sums of money and thereby re­al­ize their own project ideas. How­ever, the ac­qui­si­tion of third leg funds is al­ways a great chal­lenge even for ex­pe­ri­enced pro­fes­sors. It is all the more un­der­stand­able that, as a post-​doc, you are faced with many unan­swered ques­tions:

  • How do I write a suc­cess­ful ap­pli­ca­tion for third leg fund­ing?
  • Why is third leg fund­ing im­por­tant and how can I use it strate­gi­cally to build my ca­reer in re­search?
  • What fund­ing pro­grammes can I apply to and how?
  • What are the most com­mon mis­takes when ap­ply­ing for fund­ing and how can I avoid them?
  • How do I write cer­tain parts of my ap­pli­ca­tion, for in­stance the ab­stract, so it be­comes an eye catcher?

These and sim­i­lar ques­tions will be dealt with in the work­shop. The De­part­ment of Re­search and Trans­fer will in­tro­duce the most im­por­tant na­tional and in­ter­na­tional fund­ing pro­grammes, present the key el­e­ments of each re­search pro­posal and pro­vide ad­vice on how to plan the pro­posal prepa­ra­tion process.

An ex­pert re­searcher will be present to share his/her ex­pe­ri­ences in grant ap­pli­ca­tion and re­view­ing with the au­di­ence.

There will be ample op­por­tu­nity for ques­tions and dis­cus­sion.