BAW Seminar: Research Funding and Career Development

from: 2016, 10 Jun - 09:00 to: 2016, 10 Jun - 17:00

BAW Seminar: Research Funding and Career Development









Seminar held by Dr. Beate Scholz

Researchers are increasingly faced with expectations to raise third-party funds if they want to pursue a successful research career. Yet, applying for third-party funds is not an end in itself and could even be detrimental to research careers, if disconnected from own scientific or life plans or scientific goals. This workshop, thus, aims to clarify which kinds of funding opportunities are suitable for the participants’ respective purposes. In addition, it offers insights into the objectives and practices of research funding institutions and peer review procedures.

Please register for the course via e-mail. Deadline: May 27th, 2016.



















Beate Scholz has worked internationally as a strategy consultant, trainer, and coach since 2003. Until April 2008, she was a program director for research careers at the German Research Foundation. Her work focuses on research career development as well as on international research collaborations. She serves as a reviewer to several research organisations as well as expert to the European Commission and the OECD. In 2015, she acted as an advisor to the Luxembourgish  Presidency of the Council of the European Union on ‚Gender equality’ und ‚Researchers’ Career Development. She has been principal advisor to the European Science Foundation’s Career Tracking and Monitoring Platform, and is a member of a worldwide network conducting research on doctoral education. Since 2013, she acts as an invited expert of the Max Planck Presidential Commission for the Evaluation of the Max Planck Society’s Research Career Strategy.

Location: Seminarraum Röntgenweg 11, 72074 Tübingen
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