Kursdetails/Course Details

1.29 WS22/23
Datum/Date: 17.10.2022, 09:00-18:00h and
18.10.2022, 09:00-16:00h
Trainer: Dr. Matteo Garavoglia
Course fee:
free of charge
Ort/Venue: Online
Registration deadline:

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Dr. Matteo Garavoglia is Research Associate at the University of Oxford. Previously, he was the Italy Program Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Centre on the United States and Europe and Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nietze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC. Matteo was educated at the universities of London (SOAS), Paris (Sciences Po) and Berlin (FUB). He lived in twelve countries across four continents and speaks English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

1.29 Paid to research: How to prepare successful funding applications

On the first day of the workshop, participants are helped to identify suitable funding sources, to understand what evaluators are looking for when assessing an application, to think strategically about the formal and informal contacts that the applicant might entertain with the funding body in question and, finally, to prepare the structure underpinning the actual writing of their application. On the second day of the workshop, participants meet the trainer through a series of one-to-one meetings. Within this context, they have the opportunity to discuss their specific situation, eventual challenges they are facing and possible ways forward to prepare successful applications through a dedicated tailor-made approach.

Contents in brief:
- Identifying the most suitable funding bodies.
- Understanding what evaluators are looking for in an application.
- Keeping in touch with the funding body (do’s and don’ts).
- Exploring how to enhance one’s own image to “stick out from the rest”.
- Structuring the writing of the funding application itself.

- Background theoretical information to bring everybody up to speed.
- Practical exercises to learn how to prepare a funding application.
- Plenum discussion to share best practice within the group.
- Working together with a partner to test one’s approach.
- One-to-one session for enhanced tailor-made support.

Target group: Doctoral candidates and Postdocs

(Stand: 15.07.2022)