EMF – Management of Third-Party-Funded Research Projects – Online Course

This two-day workshop aims to provide you with an opportunity to build your understanding, skills and confidence in management of third-party-funded projects.


04. Mai 2021 09:00 – 04. Mai 2021 17:00
05. Mai 2021 09:00 – 05. Mai 2021 17:00


Once you have been granted third-party funding, you will be responsible for the following tasks which we will address at this workshop:

  • Planning your kickoff meeting.
  • Leading your project in accordance with the regulatory framework of your funding organization (e. g., DFG, EU, BMBF) and the university.

This involves responsibility for the research, budget, and people on your team.

  • Requesting staff and dealing with changes of staff and salary adjustments.
  • Submitting research and financial reports.
  • Receiving and incorporating assistance from your administration.

This workshop deals with project management in academia and especially in third-party-funded projects. The goal is to enhance your skills and confidence in managing third-party-funded projects.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • You will know how to effectively manage your project in terms of providing leadership in matters of research, budget, people, and time while respecting the regulatory framework of your funding organization.
  • You will be familiar with the basics of how to employ and lead staff and how to deal with changes of staff and make salary adjustments.
  • You will be able to submit coherent research and financial reports to your funding organization.
  • You will be able to enhance the overall effectiveness of your research projects.

Didactic Methods

Instructor input, presentations, Q&A sessions, group work on your current projects, simulations


Please bring your own (planned) research proposal. Confidentiality is respected.
Please note that this is not an English language course. Proficiency in English at the B2 level of competency is required.

To participate in the online course you need a PC/laptop with a current browser (recommended: Chrome or Firefox) as well as a headset (or speakers and microphone), possibly a webcam plus a stable internet connection.


May 4, 2021, 9 am–5 pm, and
May 5, 2021, 9 am–5 pm

Target group

Doctoral candidates and postdocs from all disciplines


Maximum number of 10 participants
Internal 50 EUR
External 150 EUR

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This workshop is part of the certifying program "Designing and Managing Research Projects" (EMF).
Please register via the external database AnWeiVe until April 19, 2021.
This is a mandatory workshop of the certifying program. EMF participants have priority in registration until 14 days before the beginning of the course.
Please note that registration is always binding. You may cancel your registration up to twelve days before the course begins without providing specific reasons. Thereafter, you will be required to pay the attendance fee even if you do not attend the course.


Dr. Alexander Schiller


MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Postdoctoral Program