main content

EMF – Management of Third-Party-Funded Research Projects – Online Event

This two-day event aims to provide you with an opportunity to build your understanding, skills and confidence in management of third-party-funded projects.


05. November 2024 09:00 – 05. November 2024 15:30
06. November 2024 09:00 – 06. November 2024 15:30
Download events (.ics)


Event language: English

Once you have been granted third-party funding, you will be responsible for the following tasks which we will address in this workshop:

  • Planning your kickoff meeting.
  • Leading your project in accordance with the regulatory framework of your funding organization (e. g., DFG, EU, BMBF) and the university.

This involves

  • Responsibility for the research, budget and people on your team.
  • Requesting staff and dealing with changes of staff and salary adjustments.
  • Submitting research and financial reports.
  • Receiving and incorporating assistance from your administration.

This workshop deals with project management in academia and especially in third-party-funded projects. The goal is to enhance your skills and confidence in managing third-party-funded projects.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • You will know how to effectively manage your project in terms of providing leadership in matters of research, budget, people, and time while respecting the regulatory framework of your funding organization.
  • You will be familiar with the basics of how to employ and lead staff and how to deal with changes of staff and make salary adjustments.
  • You will be able to submit coherent research and financial reports to your funding organization.
  • You will be able to enhance the overall effectiveness of your research projects.

Didactic Methods

Instructor input, presentations, Q&A sessions, group work on your current projects, simulations


Please bring your own (planned) research proposal. Confidentiality is respected.

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.


November 5, 2024, 9 am–3:30 pm, and
November 6, 2024, 9 am–3:30 pm

Target group

Doctoral candidates and postdocs from all disciplines


Maximum number of 12 participants
Internal 50 EUR
External 150 EUR

Logo EMF (PNG)


This 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 October 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.

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


Dr. Alexander Schiller

Event Organizer

MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Program for Postdocs