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EMF – Design of and Application for Third-Party-Funded Projects


16. March 2018 09:00 – 16. March 2018 17:00

Philipps-Universität Marburg, MARA, F|05, Deutschhausstraße 11+13 Seminar room 01.0010

The continuous reduction in financial support provided by faculties, universities, and research institutions is increasing the importance of third-party funding for scientific projects.
This workshop delivers general information on structure and programs of research funding in Germany. Particular emphasis will be placed on differences in the logic of funding programs (what should be funded and why?), and on the requirements and formalities of each individual application.

Intended Learning Outcomes

After this workshop,

  • you will be able to search for funding opportunities in a systematic and strategic way, and you will know how to evaluate the suitability of your findings for your individual project,
  • you will have a proper plan for developing a grant application for your project,
  • you will have a good overview of the grant application process and know which steps to take in which phase,
  • you will have specified the goals and objectives of your project, clearly positioned yourself in the field, and developed an adequate justification strategy, and
  • you will know how to develop a realistic working program, including time and budget planning, and will be able to apply it to your grant proposal.

Didactic Methods

Trainer input, presentations, reflection, working on example cases, and peer revision and feedback


Please note that this is not an English language course. Proficiency in English at the B2 level of competency is required.


March 16, 2018, 9 am–5 pm, and
April 13, 2018, 9 am–5 pm

Target Group

Doctoral candidates and postdocs from all disciplines


Maximum number of 12 participants
Internal 50 EUR
External 150 EUR

Logo EMF (GIF)


This workshop is part of the certifying program "Designing and Managing Research Projects" (EMF).
Please register via the external database AnWeiVe until March 1, 2018.

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. Tanja Meyer-Treschan

Event Organizer

MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Postdoctoral Program