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

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


27. March 2024 09:00 – 27. March 2024 17:00
24. April 2024 09:00 – 24. April 2024 17:00
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Event language: English

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, design of a project concept, 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 your draft for your application, and on the second workshop day you will receive constructive feedback, which you can use to complete the application.

Intended Learning Outcomes

You are able to,

  • Develop your own project ideas and develop a plausible project concept.
  • Search for research funding options.
  • Overview the entire process of application preparation and assess which work steps are pending 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, individual and group exercises, group discussions, presentation, reflection, feedback


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), a webcam plus a stable internet connection.


March 27, 2024, 9 am–5 pm, and
April 24, 2024, 9 am–5 pm

Target group

Doctoral candidates and postdocs from all disciplines


Maximum number of 12 participants
Internal 50 EUR
External 150 EUR

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This workshop is a mandatory event of the certifying program "Designing and Managing Research Projects" (EMF). If you are not a participant of the program, you will be on the waiting list until two weeks prior the beginning of the event.

Please register via the external database Campus Events until March 12, 2024.

Please note that registration is always binding. You may cancel your registration up to twelve days before the event begins without providing specific reasons. Thereafter, you will be required to pay the attendance fee even if you do not attend the event.

Please note that you need to register once in our database to use MARA offers.


Prof. Dr. Annette Kolb

Event Organizer

MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Program for Postdocs