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AiS Workshop "Funding your research" – Call for Applications

Taking place online on 22.02.22, 09:00-15:00. 

News from Jan 13, 2022

This workshop provides an overview of the German research funding landscape focusing on funding opportunities available to researchers at the postdoctoral stage. Practice scenarios for different research settings help to understand how to select and approach individual funding programmes to build resources and capabilities for further career advancement. 

Your benefits 

By participating in workshop, you will be better equipped to

  • recognise the opportunities and challenges associated with external research funding,  
  • identify funding opportunities for different research settings,
  • understand what makes a fundable research project, 
  • develop a competitive research proposal,
  • build a research grant track record.


This compact, yet highly interactive workshop employs theoretical input, plenary discussions, individual and small group work, experience sharing and expert advice. It is limited to 12 participants and will be presented in English.

Trainer: Dr. Thomas Koch

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).

To apply, please send to AiS your most recent academic CV and a brief motivation statement (max. 250 words). Applications should be sent in PDF format to ais@fu-berlin.de with the subject line: Application – Workshop "Career strategies" / Application – Workshop “Funding your research” or for attending both, Application – Workshops “Career & Funding” by 27 January 2022.

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