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Developing a research and funding strategy (plus online coaching)

As competition continues to increase both in Germany as well as internationally, researchers and the institutions they work at are pressed to submit more and more applications for thirdparty funding. However, not all funding programmes may be suitable to realise the goals of an individual researcher or the plans of a working group or institute. Selection panels and appointments committees also increasingly expect participants to present strategic concepts on how they plan to develop their research including their applications for third-party funding.
The aim of this workshop is thus to enable the participants to act strategically with regards to their middle- or long-term career goals and scientific ambitions resp. the goals their institution is pursuing.


Wednesday , October 19th, 2021
9.30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 20th, 2022
Individual meeting


Dr. Beate Scholz (Scholz CTC GmbH)




On site or online via Zoom

Target group

Established researchers 




Certificate of attendance

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  • Definition of short-, middle- and long-term individual or institutional goals
  • Overview of selected funding programmes
    • selection is based on participants’ documents which need to be provided collectively 14 days prior to the workshop
  • Analysis of criteria and perspectives of decision making bodies and reviewers
  • Individual draft, short presentation in the plenary, and discussion of a grant summary or strategic concept for acquiring third party funds
  • On the second day: Short coaching sessions

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Human Resource Development will cover all the costs incurred.

No. Human Resources Development holds a certain contingent for junior research group leaders and (junior/tenure-track) professors to attend DHV events. You can attend all DHV events that we have listed on our pages. This does not include other DHV events. You are of course welcome to book these individually with the DHV at your own expense.

No. Please fill out our registration form. HR Development will then register you - if you are eligible to participate - for the corresponding event at DHV.

Yes. If an event is fully booked, we will put you on the waiting list. You may then move up the list if a space becomes free with enough time still to go before the event starts.

Only some of the rooms in the “Alte Sternwarte” have barrier-free access. Should you need help getting in, please get in touch with your named contact in good time so that we can give you the support you need on the day of the event.

If you need childcare during the event, please contact the Office of Family Services at the University of Bonn.

The further training offers provided by Human Resource Development at the University of Bonn are only open to people who have signed a work contract with the University, are enrolled as a doctoral student, are conducting research on behalf of the University or are an associated member of a research consortium. 

You will usually be given a certificate at all our events that confirms your attendance at the event and its content.

We are also currently developing a range of certificates for three “career tracks”:  “Research,” “Research Management,” and “Business and Organizations.” More information will shortly be provided on the web page for “Postdoc plus".

If the event currently being displayed counts as credit toward one of the three “tracks,” this will be indicated accordingly.

There is currently no certificate as part of the yourTRACK program.


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Rebecca Schmitz

Registration and Organization

+49 228 73-4199

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