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EMF – Introduction to the Certificate Program "Designing and Managing Research Projects" – Online Event

In this introductory workshop for the certificate program "Designing and Managing Research Projects" (EMF), you will reflect on the importance of third-party funded projects for your academic career and develop some basic principles for the designing of, application for and implementation of third-party funded projects.


07. March 2024 09:30 – 07. March 2024 17:00
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Event language: English

On this introductory day to the certificate program "Designing and Managing Research Projects" (EMF) you will reflect on the significance of research funding for your scientific career and work out some the basics of third-party-funded projects in terms of planning, application and implementation.

1. Reflection on career goals: You will get to know your peers in small groups and discuss your current scientific career and future plans.
2. Developing a project idea: Based on your scientific goals, you will develop first project ideas and link these with your career goals.
3. Funding institutions and their criteria: You will get an overview of the basics, mechanisms and major players of German science as well as funding programs and their criteria.
4. Project implementation: Aspect of the topics "Staff recruitment and management" and "Communication in third-party-funded projects" are dealt with in exercises.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • You are able to use basics for planning, application and implementation of research funding for your own research goals.
  • You recognize the influence of your planned funding project and its funders to your scientific career.

Course Methods

Input, individual reflection, exercises


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 7, 2024, 9:30 am–5 pm

Target group

Participants of the EMF program only


Maximum number of 15 participants
Internal 25 EUR

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This event is exclusive for participants of the certifying program "Designing and Managing Research Projects" (EMF).

Please register via the external database Campus Events until February 21, 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.

You need to register once in our database to use MARA offers.


Dr. Beate Scholz

Event Organizer

MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Program for Postdocs