Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)



How to advance your career in research and get funded (two day)

Montag, 21. September 2020, 09:30-17:00
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Bldg. 50.41, room 145/146

The workshop will be held in English and run for two days, on September 21, 2020,  9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and September 22, 2020, 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.


Taking an international perspective, this workshop explores the perspectives of developing a sustainable career in research. It helps the participants to assess their current position, to clarify their career aspirations and long-term research goals as well as to develop a road map for achieving them.

The workshop also provides essential guidance on exploiting research funding opportunities effectively at the postdoctoral stage. Participants will learn how to employ key strategy tools to develop their research agenda, identify a portfolio of funding opportunities to pursue in the coming years and manage the grant life cycle systematically to build their resources and capabilities for further career advancement.


Your benefits

By participating in the workshop, you will be better equipped to:

  • navigate the German research and innovation landscape,
  • understand the broader context in which higher education and research institutions operate,
  • respond to the evolving roles and responsibilities of a researcher as the career progresses, 
  • apply strategic approaches to advance a research career,
  • develop a competitive research agenda,
  • identify and exploit funding opportunities effectively,
  • and move from smaller to larger grants.

This compact, yet highly interactive workshop employs theoretical input, plenary discussions, individual and small group work, experience sharing, peer coaching, and expert advice.


When registering for this event, please also note the following:

  • Allocation of places: Given that we consider this topic particularly relevant for postdoctoral researchers (who are members of KHYS), such individuals will have priority for attending. Doctoral researchers, however, can still register and will be offered a spot if not all places are taken by postdocs. (If you are currently not yet a member of KHYS, you can register here.)


  • Contingency-planning: This training event is currently planned as an in-person event. However, we are also committed to holding it even if the current restrictions were to continue into autumn, by either adopting a different format (i.e. webinar) or by switching to an alternative date.


The workshop will be held in English and run for two days, on September 21, 2020,  9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and September 22, 2020, 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Kosten/ Zahlungsweise
For KHYS members this workshop is free of charge.
Dr. Thomas Koch, academic futures – Research Management Consultancy
Dr. Stefan Götze
Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Straße am Forum 3
76131 Karlsruhe
Tel: +49 721 608-46186
Fax: +49 721 608-46222
E-Mail:weiterbildungZan7∂khys kit edu