Graduate School Graubünden

6. Dezember 2017

DATEWednesday, December 6, 2017
LOCATIONSIAF, Seminar room, Obere Strasse 22, 7270 Davos Platz
TIME09:00-17:00, including breaks
COURSE AIMParticipants know the most important elements on how to plan, structure, and write a compet-itive proposal. They will be introduced to the most important career promotion funding schemes and learn how to develop a proper strategy.
• Overview: important developments in Switzerland, new features of funding schemes, impact on young researchers
• Information about the most important funding schemes with focus on SNSF Career Funding, EU/MSCA; overview private foundations in CH
• Plan, concept, and write a convincing grant proposal
• Most important features of a good research project plan incl. key-elements of a good research question
• Most important application documents for applications towards the SNSF Career Funding: CV incl. Major Scientific Achievements & Research Output List acc. to the new structure DORA, and Career Plan
• Information about the selection process; Tips & Tricks and Do’s & Don’ts

Practical exercises:
• Participants send their CV and most important question to the topics to the trainer not later than 3 weeks before the Workshop; questions will be integrated into the workshop
• Interactive exercise during the workshop: self-positioning with career aims, oral presentation by the participants & feedback by the trainer
TARGET AUDIENCEAdvanced PhD candidates & early Postdocs
CONTACT Course coordinator Daniela Heinen
phone 081 410 60 80
CREDIT POINTSThe workload including preparation and homework will be approximately 10 hours. Please check with your supervisor at your university, if the course counts towards ECTS.
REGISTRATIONSign up here. You will receive a confirmation e-mail within a few days after your registration.
CANCELLATION POLICYWe expect you to be present for the full duration of the course. Please see our Terms of Participation for details. (Terms in German)

About the Trainer

Susanne Matuschek received her training as a biologist from the University of Konstanz. She has worked in research at universities and private industry for many years. During her eight years as programme manager in the Career Division of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), she led two funding schemes for young researchers. She also chaired two European Working groups on the topics of a “Conditions of a Research Career in Europe” and “Gender Issues”. She has more than 14 years of experience in these topics. Since 2010, Susanne Matuschek runs her own company, MATUSCHEK CONSULTING, providing workshops, trainings, and coaching. More information:

02-17 Proposal Writing & Funding (PDF)