How to develop a strategic plan for funding your research

The continuity of research funding often makes or breaks a research career at the postdoctoral stage. As institutional core funding diminishes and external funding becomes more and more competitive, how do you build your resources systematically and mitigate the risk of gaps in funding?

This workshop explores the concept of strategy in the research context in order to identify, select and exploit funding opportunities more effectively. Having a clear idea of your research direction facilitates aligning even small projects to larger goals, making individual proposals more compelling. It will also help to avoid the trap of letting funding dictate your research focus which leads to a fragmented track record.

Taking account of the individual research setting, the goal of the workshop is to create a strategic plan for funding your future research. Participants will learn how to apply key elements of strategy to develop their research agenda, identify a portfolio of funding opportunities to be pursued in the coming years and manage the grant life cycle systematically to build the resources and capabilities necessary to deliver long-term sustainable research.

The workshop is designed for postdoctoral researchers who intend to consolidate their research career.

Programm

09:00
Registration and morning coffee
09:30
Introduction to workshop and tour de table
Exploiting funding opportunities
• Types of funding and funding agencies
• Managing the grant cycle effectively
• Moving from smaller to larger grants
• One idea – three applications?
• Developing a rolling cycle of proposals Practice scenarios • Finding and selecting funding
• Participating in collaborative projects
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 16:30
Towards a research funding strategy • What is strategy and why is it important?
• Reviewing your career aspirations
• Aligning the research agenda
• Determining next steps Plenary discussion on key funding issues
16:30 Close

Timings are indicative only

Information

Contact & further Information

Dr. Margarete Remmert-Rieper
Tel.: +49 40 76629 6353
Fax: +49 40 76629 6359
E-Mail: academy@tutech.de

Number of Participants

Number of participants is limited to 12.

Workshop language

The workshop lectures will be given in English.

Workshop Presenter

Thomas Koch

Dr Thomas Koch

Thomas Koch provides training and guidance for early career researchers to realize their research ideas and career objectives. He also supports higher education institutions and research institutes in research-related strategic initiatives.

Holding a PhD in physical chemistry from the UK, he has eleven years of experience as a researcher throughout Europe and thirteen years of experience as a professional in research management and administration at higher education institutions in Germany.

In-house workshops for companies and institutes

If you are interested in hosting one of our seminars please ask for a detailed offer. We are also happy to provide tailor-made workshops subject to time available.

Contact & further information

Dr. Margarete Remmert-Rieper
Tel.: +49 40 76629 6353
Fax: +49 40 76629 6359
E-Mail: academy@tutech.de

Dr. Margarete Remmert-Rieper
Information & dates

Dr. Margarete Remmert-Rieper

academy@tutech.de

Workshops offered by Tutech Academy:

Zertifikatsstudium / Masterstudium

Ab 2018 können Sie unsere Workshops und Seminare nicht nur einzeln besuchen, sondern auch die erworbenen ECTS-Punkte zu einem Masterstudium zusammenstellen. Den Abschluss bildet dann eine konkrete eigene Forschungs- und Entwicklungsarbeit an einem der Institute der TUHH.

Abgerundet wird unser Angebot durch unsere Lernberatung:
In einem Eingangsgespräch stellen wir Ihr bestehendes Kompetenzprofil fest und entwickeln gemeinsam mit Ihnen das für Sie geeignete Curriculum. Während Ihres Zertifikatsstudiums bieten wir Ihnen Orientierungsgespräche, damit Ihre Weiterbildung den maximalen Lernerfolg erzielt.

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Dr. Christine Bauhofer

academy@tutech.de

Training range of  TUTECH ACADEMY