DFG - Proposal Writing Workshop

Contact

Name

Tobias Bünten

Contact for Organizational Matters

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80 99560

E-Mail

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Dr. rer. nat. Urnaa Ritman

Contact for Content-Related Matters

Telephone

workPhone
99087

E-Mail

E-Mail

Key Info

Basic Information

Language:
English
Staff Development Measures:
Yes
Spheres of Action:
Promote Capacity for Innovation and Research
Format:
In-Person
Institution:
External Funding
Participation Fee:
Free

Description

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is the primary funding body for basic research in Germany. DFG programs offer opportunities for researchers at various career stages, ranging from entry-level scientists to principal investigators. One important application format is the funding program “Individual Research Grants – Sachbeihilfe”.
A successful application for "Sachbeihilfe" not only raises third-party funds for basic research but also helps researchers establish a record of accomplishment that is essential for future applications to more extensive coordinated programs.

Objective

This workshop provides participants with an overview of the proposal preparation process for DFG Individual Research Grants and elaborates on the planning, writing and submitting involved.

Methods

Taught in English.

This workshop features presentations, discussions, examples, and hands-on activities.

Content

This writing workshop will help you to...

  • draft a strong proposal in line with DFG guidelines,

  • write concisely,

  • improve the readability of your application.

Participants will also receive individual feedback on an excerpt of their choice (preferably from a proposal draft.

Target Audience

Please note that this event is only open to RWTH Postdoc Academy members:

  • With limited or no experience with drafting a proposal for the DFG Individual Research Grants Program.

  • With the intent to submit a DFG Individual Research Grants application in 2023.

Measures to secure the sustainable Transfer of Taught Knowledge / Skills

The two-day course is followed by individual proposal editing and writing consultations (on individual appointment).

Qualification of the Instructor / Coach

Urnaa Ritman: Forschungsreferentin Abteilung 4.2 – Drittmittelmanagement

Carole Veldman-Genz: Bereichsleiterin RWTH Schreibzentrum Englisch

Appointments

Number:2023-DMM-007
Date:

16.03.2023 09:00 - 16:00 o'clock

23.03.2023 09:00 - 16:00 o'clock

The two-day course is followed by individual proposal editing and writing consultations (on appointment).

Course Coordinator:Dr. rer. nat. Urnaa Ritman, Dr. phil. Carole Veldman-Genz
Place:

RWTH Writing Center

Theaterstr. 35 - 39, Building 6074, Room 423

Slots: up to 15
Registration:RWTH-SingleSignOn

For external registration please contact organizational matter
Registration Period:

Until 02.02.2023