Graduate School Graubünden

May 5, 2020 – May 6, 2020

TRAINERSusanne Matuschek,
DATES & TIMETuesday, May 5, 2020 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) & Wednesday, May 6, 2020, (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
Participants know the most important elements on how to plan, concept, write a competitive proposal, to know the most important career promotion funding schemes, to have a proper strategy and worked out a real piece of an application.

– 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 (depending on status EU 2020)
– 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, information about the selection process; Do’s & Don’ts
– Interactive exercise/group work “how to find a good research question”

Preparation by participants before the workshop to be send latest 3 weeks before the workshop to MATUSCHEK CONSULTING
– CV and one most important question to the topic; questions will be integrated into the workshop
– Real piece of an application, max. 1 page which will be presented by the participants on workshop day 2 & will receive feedback by the trainer.

-> Details will follow after registration deadline
TARGET AUDIENCEAdvanced PhD candidates & early Postdocs
CONTACT Course Coordinator: Daniela Heinen,, phone 081 410 60 80
CREDIT POINTSThe workload including preparation will be approximately 15 hours. Please check with your su­pervisor at your university, if the course counts towards ECTS.
COURSE CERTIFICATEYou will receive a certificate of attendance, if you attend the entire course.
REGISTRATIONOnline registration opens on December 16, 2019 at 10.00 am. Sign up here. Deadline for registration: March 23, 2020. You will receive a confirmation of your registration 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)
COSTThe course fee is CHF 150 for the entire course. The amount is payable ten days prior to the course. You will receive an invoice and our bank details in due time.

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 program 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 17 years of experience in these topics. Since 2010, Susanne Matuschek runs her own company, MATUSCHEK CONSULTING, providing workshops, trainings, and coaching. More information:

04-20 Proposal writing and funding (Course details PDF)