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How to Advance your Career in Research and Get Funded

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center.

This hands-on workshop explores the perspectives of developing a sustainable career in research and how to mitigate potential risks. It also provides essential guidance on exploiting research funding opportunities effectively at the early to advanced postdoctoral stage.


Tuesday, June 01, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 02, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m


Dr. Thomas Koch





Target Group

Doctoral candidates in their final phase and early postdocs from all subject areas




16 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

By participating in the workshop, you will be better equipped to:

  • Avigate the German research and innovation landscape
  • Apply strategic approaches to advance both your career and your research
  • Design fundable research projects for different settings
  • Identify and exploit funding opportunities effectively
  • And move from smaller to larger grants.

Course Description

Participants will learn how to employ key strategy tools to develop their research agenda, identify a portfolio of funding opportunities to pursue in the coming years and manage the grant life cycle systematically to build their resources and capabilities for further career advancement. Taking an international perspective, the workshop helps to assess the current position, to review career aspirations as well as longer-term research goals and to develop a road map for achieving them in the individual setting.

This highly interactive workshop employs theoretical input, plenary discussions, individual and small group work, experience sharing and expert advice.


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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