Funding Possibilities for First Stage Researchers – An Introduction

A central question for young scientists is the one of financing their dissertation and follow up research projects. Thoughtful selection of funding bodies and a well-planned project application are essential in order to successfully attract funding, especially when keeping limited research funds and usually highly competitive selection procedures in mind. The more important it is to be well informed about the rules of the research funding game. Assessment and permitted materials Minimum requirements and assessment criteria In this workshop, participants will get an overview about available funding bodies and various support programs and scholarships for different stages of their scientific career.

The focus is on funding opportunities for dissertation projects, but funding possibilities for early PostDOCs will be discussed as well. In addition one will ‘slip into the mind of an evaluator’. Participants will train to evaluate a fellowship proposal and prepare an evaluation summary report. Comparing these results with ones from an official summary report will show how to spot strengths and weaknesses of a research proposal. This and practical tips from a successful applicant will support workshop participants in preparing their own successful grant application.

Dates & Registration

  • 20 November 2017, 9:30-15:30
    Location: Berggasse 7, 1090 Vienna, Seminar room 2 (2nd floor)

Summer semester 2018

  • 2 May 2018, 9:30-16:00
    Location: Berggasse 7, 1090 Vienna, Seminar room 2 (2nd floor)
    Registration: online registration will start in January

Registration takes place exclusively online via U:Space. We are sorry, but we cannot consider e-mail registrations. Please, mind the registration deadline, which generally ends 3 weeks before start of a course. With your registration you commit yourself to participating in the whole workshop. Course material is sent to a participant's unet e-mail address and has to be taken along to the workshop.

Trainer

Dr. Christian Kolowrat

Christian Kolowrat obtained his PhD in Microbiology and Genetics from Pierre and Marie Curie University Paris, following his scientific education at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories Vienna, the University of Antwerp and Indiana University Bloomington. Since 2010, he has joined the Research Services and Career Development unit where his main responsibilities are the monitoring of doctoral candidates at the University of Vienna, international cooperation for doctoral projects within the scope of cotutelle agreements as well as counseling and teaching courses related to funding possibilities for doctoral candidates.