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Research module

Research module

As a researcher, driving your research forward as effectively as possible is your key priority. How can you finance your research? Is your idea specific enough to quality for third-party funding? Has an idea for research been on your mind for a while, but you haven’t found the time to take it any further? Then this is the course for you! Our outstanding coaches for modules R1 and R2 help you take up the reins of your research idea and steer effectively towards your goal.

With the right creative methods (module R1) you learn the expertise you need to make your idea competitive and make it accessible to the world of research in the right context (module R2). You also have the unique opportunity to share experiences directly with successful FAU professors. They give you constructive feedback tailored specifically to your ideas. You can also clarify any questions directly with our research coordinators.

You can choose between the two self-contained modules R1: Developing competitive third-party projects and R2 Developing successful research networks.

Please register for the modules via StudOn.

In the workshop ‘Developing competitive third-party projects’ you explore various creative methods to take existing research ideas to the next level and delve deeper into the topic. Any questions which arise are covered by the research coordinators in the second part of the workshop. The ideas gathered during the workshop are then integrated into your initial research ideas. And as the best idea has to be communicated to others, we integrate storytelling elements into the end of the workshop in order to successfully draft competitive proposals for third-party funding.

Content:

  • Learn how to use modern creative methods to prepare your research ideas and make them accessible to others.
  • Learn which storytelling elements can help you to tell simple, personalised stories.
  • Whether you have a specific idea for research or not, at the end of the module you will have a better idea of what drives your research forward and how to take a more competitive approach.

Date: 30 April to 1 May 2021 from 9am to 6pm

Location: online/face-to-face sessions

10 places

Coach: Michael Hübler was a manager in the non-profit sector for six years before he went into business as a self-employed coach, trainer, mediator and author. Since then he has provided coaching and workshops for companies, social services, local authorities and universities on the topics of storytelling and creativity.

Website m-huebler.de.

In this module, you will benefit from the expertise and experience of successful FAU professors and our research representatives!

Networks are based on relationships and trust. During this two-day seminar you learn how to establish and nurture networks, how networks can be kept alive in the long term, and what that has to do with your own personal abilities. The seminar will look at both traditional networks of personal contacts and today’s social networks on social media and the different approaches required for each. Participants will also benefit from best practice examples presented by experienced scientists.

Content:

  • Acquiring and polishing skills for increasing the visibility of yourself as a person, your skills and your projects.
  • Raising awareness of effective self-marketing and communication.
  • Learning how to generate long-lasting interest by coming across as an authentic personality.
  • Understanding the relevance of the person you are talking to for your next project.
  • Do’s and dont’s for establishing (research) networks.
  • Drawing up your own individual network analysis.
  • Defining your personal network strategy.

Date: 23 April – 24 April 2021, 9am to 5pm

Location: online/face-to-face sessions

10 places

Coach: A dedicated networker and sales expert. Listen, ask questions. Connect people, ideas and companies. Learn new skills. With more than 20 years’ expertise, Anja Merl helps her customers and course participants establish and develop their own networks. She is involved in the Bavarian association for SMEs known as the BVWM and is a managing director of die.netzwerk.akademie, where her skills in people management are a valuable asset.

Website anja-merl.de.

In this module, you will benefit from the expertise and experience of successful FAU professors and our research representatives!