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Start your own lab

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Two-day workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center on February 19 and 20, 2019, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Alte Sternwarte, Poppeldorfer Allee 47, Room Pegasus (0.003).


This workshop aims to show you all the tools you need to start your own academic research group.

Funding will show you how to pick the right funding type for your plans and how to effectively write applications and proposals.
– Funding opportunities in Germany, Europe and worldwide
– Stipends and faculty positions: pros and cons
– Planning and managing my start
– Planning my career

Science will enable you to structure your own group and position it within the environment at your institute and beyond.
– Scientific exchange between peers: other participants face the same challenges as you
– Finding good collaborations
– How to get independent from your supervisor
– How to perform interdisciplinary research
– How to find mentors

People is all about leading; yourself and your team. Topics can include:
– Situational leadership
– Team structures and hierarchies
– Hiring and firing staff
– You lab “constitution”
– Feedback
– Conflict management
– Time management

The workshop is highly interactive, mostly based on discussions and interactive exercises. We aim to bring together the skills and experiences the two trainers have gathered in academic and industrial settings.

Target Group

Researchers in the final stages of their doctoral studies or at the beginning of their postdoc career

Course Language


Course Instructor

Philipp Gramlich & Dr Alexander Schiller 

"Promotion plus"

16 units are applicable for this course within the "Promotion plus" certificate.  


Module 1: Independent Research 





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 In case you have questions regarding our course offerings, please contact:
Joana Bürger-John, Bonn Graduate Center, [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.].
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