The continuity of research funding often makes or breaks a research career at the postdoctoral stage. As institutional core funding dimishes and external funding becomes more and more competitive, how do you build your rescources systematically and mitigate the risk of gaps in funding?
This workshop explores the concept of strategy in the research context in order to identify, select and exploit funding opportunities more effectively. Having a clear idea of your research direction facilitates aligning even small projects to larger goals, making individual proposals more compelling. It will also help to avoid the trap of letting funding dictate your research focus which leads to a fragmented track record.
Taking account of the individual research setting, the goal of the workshop is to create a strategic plan for funding your future research. Participants will learn how to apply key elements of strategy to develop their research agenda, identify a portfolio of funding opportunities to be pursued in the coming years and manage the grant life cycle systematically to build the resources and capabilities necessary to deliver long-term sustainable research.
The workshop is designed for postdoctoral researchers who intend to consolidate their research career. It is limited to 12 participants and will be presented in English.