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

This two-day workshop supports you in the (further) development of your own project idea, the search for suitable funding opportunities and the preparation of your research proposal.


29. March 2021 09:00 – 29. March 2021 17:00
26. April 2021 09:00 – 26. April 2021 17:00


The successful application for third-party funding is essential for the implementation of many research projects. Acquiring third-party funding is also an important component in building your academic career.
In this two-day workshop, the necessary tools for submitting an application are systematically conveyed – from the (further) development of your project idea, through the search for suitable funding opportunities to the preparation of the specific application in German or English.

On the first day of the workshop, you create the basic structure of your application for your project idea. In the time between the two workshop days you will continue to work on the draft for your application. On the second workshop day you will receive constructive feedback, which you can use to complete the application.

Intended Learning Outcomes

After this workshop, you will be able to

  • Develop your own project ideas.
  • Search for research funding options.
  • Get an overview of the entire process of application preparation and assess whichsteps are reasonable in which phase.
  • Formulate your application in compliance with the basic structure and formalities.
  • Use methods to develop a realistic work program including time and budget planning.

Didactic Methods

Trainer input, presentation, individual and group exercises, reflection, feedback


EMF participants have priority in registration.

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.


March 29, 2021, 9 am–5 pm, and
April 26, 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 March 15, 2021.
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.


Prof. Dr. Annette Kolb

Event Organizer

MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Postdoctoral Program