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EMF – Visualizing Science Projects – Online Course

In the workshop “Visualizing Science Projects,” you will learn to visualize your research project concisely and appealingly.


10. July 2021 09:00 – 10. July 2021 15:30


After a short theoretical introduction, you will work with an example from your own research project, which you are asked to bring to the workshop. You will formulate a meaningful core message, which you will then visualize in a creative way, for instance, in the form of a chart for presentation or as a cover page for a project application for third-party funding. The results of your individual work and the steps that you took will be discussed in the group, and you will benefit from constructive feedback.

The workshop is not about learning any specific presentation software but about using design elements in a purposeful manner and presenting a research project in a comprehensible, compact, and visually appealing way.

Intended Learning Outcomes

You will

  • Be familiar with basic design rules and be able to use them intentionally (fonts, images, color),
  • Understand basic design principles,
  • Know how to create eyecatchers,
  • Be aware of ways to visualize complex content,
  • Be able to assess the strength of your visualization and will have learned how to optimize it (constructive feedback),
  • Gain confidence in visualizing your research topic,
  • Be able to recognize good designs and explain why they are good by referring to concrete design aspects, and
  • Have acquired visualization skills with the potential to enhance your success in acquiring third-party funding.


You are required to bring along your own research project — whether completed or in progress — as the basis for your visualization.
Please send a short summary (not more than half a page) of the project/visualization you want to work on (along with your questions) by June 25, 2021 to Elisabeth Werner:

You should have a presentation or layout software installed on your PC/laptop (e.g., PowerPoint, InDesign) and appropriate skills to use it.

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.

Proficiency in English at the B2 level of competency is required.

EMF participants have priority in registration.


July 10, 2021, 9 am–3:30 pm

Target group

Doctoral candidates and postdocs from all disciplines


Maximum number of 8 participants
Internal 25 EUR
External 75 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 June 25, 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.


Elisabeth Werner

Event Organizer

MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Postdoctoral Program