Events and workshops

Events and workshops

 The Research Support Office is continuously hosting workshops regarding the art of writing an application and information meetings regarding EU or other funders. We are continuously working on new courses and events, and we welcome your ideas.  

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Workshop for ERC Starting Grant applicants, Arts and BSS - 12 October 2021

 

Workshop for ERC Starting Grant applicants (13th of January 2022 deadline)

Arts and BSS, Aarhus University: This hands-on peer-to-peer workshop is intended to help you prepare for your application to the ERC StG call to the 2022 January 13th deadline.

Date                  

12th of October 2021

Time

12:30 — 16:00

Location

TBA

The workshop is oriented at researchers applying for an ERC Starting Grant in the SH panels in 2022. There is space for a limited number of participants.

In this session:

  • Current ERC StG holders will share their experience with the application process and provide advice for applicants
  • Participants will be asked to pitch their ERC project idea/concept and asked to highlight the high-risk/high gain aspect of their idea.
  • All participants will be asked to give feedback on the each others pitches
  • Members of the AU Research Support Office will join the discussions
  • All participants declare to keep any documents and discussions fully confidential

With the collaboration of:

Martin Bækgaard, Department of Political Science, ERC-2018-StG

Elisa Uusimäki, School of Culture and Society, ERC-2020-StG

PROGRAMME

12:30: Lunch (sandwich provided)

13:00: Presentation by ERC StG holder Martin Bækgaard and Q&A

13:30: Presentation by ERC StG holder Elisa Uusimäki and Q&A

14:00: Short pitches pinpointing the high-risk/high gain aspect of your project idea and peer feedback (4 minutes each)

14:45: Break

15:00: Short pitches pinpointing the high-risk/high gain aspect of your project idea and peer feedback (4 minutes each) … continued.

16:00 End of the workshop

REGISTRATION

Sign up with the following link no later than October 3rd, 2021.

Workshop for ERC Consolidator Grant applicants, Arts and BSS, 26 October 2021

Workshop for ERC Consolidator Grant applicants (17th of March January 2022 deadline)

Arts and BSS, Aarhus University: This hands-on peer-to-peer workshop is intended to help you prepare for your application to the ERC CoG call to the 2022 March 17th deadline.

 

Date

Tu 26th of October 2021

Time

12:00 — 15:30

Location

TBA

The workshop is oriented at researchers applying for an ERC Consolidator Grant in the SH panels in 2022. There is space for a limited number of participants.

In this session:

  • Current ERC CoG holders will share their experience with the application process and provide advice for applicants
  • Participants will be asked to pitch their ERC project idea/concept and asked to highlight the high-risk/high gain aspect of their idea.
  • All participants will be asked to give feedback on the each others pitches
  • Members of the AU Research Support Office will join the discussions
  • All participants declare to keep any documents and discussions fully confidential

With the collaboration of:

Lasse Lindekilde, Department of Political Science, ERC-2020-StG

Felix Riede, School of Culture and Society, ERC-2018-StG

PROGRAMME

12:00: Lunch (sandwich provided)

12:30: Presentation by ERC CoG holder Lasse Lindekilde and Q&A

13:00: Presentation by ERC CoG holder Felix Riede and Q&A

13:30: Short pitches pinpointing the high-risk/high gain aspect of your project idea and peer feedback (4 minutes pitch each)

14:30: Break

14:45: Short pitches pinpointing the high-risk/high gain aspect of your project idea and peer feedback (4 minutes pitch each) … continued.

 15:30: End of the workshop

REGISTRATION

Sign up with the following link no later than October 19th, 2021

Drop-in Writing Cafe Supports Health Researchers in their Writing Process - 3 November 2021

Is the deadline for a funding application coming up and are you finding it hard to translate your great ideas into a reasoned and convincing application?

Then look no further than the Research Support Office’s writing cafe, a writing haven where you can bring your good ideas and your computer. Here you will find two advisers from the Research Support Office waiting to answer your questions about e.g. interpreting a foundation’s assessment criteria, or about specific formulations, drawing up a budget or searching a research funding database.

The informal form – where you just turn up without a reservation – is inspired by the popular homework cafes in the Danish schools.

The writing cafe is intended for researchers who already have a project and know which foundation they are applying to. This means that the writing cafe is not the place to find help with a financing strategy or an individual bibliometric analysis.

These services are tailored to the individual researcher and are provided by the Research Support Office. 

There will be free refreshments with tea, coffee, water and snacks.

Time to Write cafe:

3 November 2021 13:00-17:00 at Katrinebjergvej 107, 8200 Aarhus N, room 5530-0.2.07

Contact: Adviser Anne Birgitte Lindgren The Research Support Office Mobile: (+45) 3058 7939.  Email: abli@au.dk  

Introduction to Good Grantmanship - 11 November 2021

- in Collaboration with Junior Researcher Association


Target group

Postdocs from all faculties at Aarhus University with little or no experience in grant writing. PhD students are also welcome to participate. The event will be held online.

Purpose

The purpose of the workshop is to give the participants an thorough introduction to the component parts of the grant proposal, how they fit together, how to ensure that each part supports the overall argument, and how to know which techniques to use when writing a proposal.

Workshop content

The workshop will be delivered as a combination of presentations, group work and discussions.  The presentations will cover:

  • What do reviewers want to see?
  • What are the component parts of the proposal?
  • How to compose each part of the proposal?
  • Which procedures do you need to observe in the proposal phase?

In the group work, participants will discuss the drafts of the objectives and perspectives section of their individual projects and will do a mock review of a sample proposal.

Participant requirements

Before the workshop, participants are expected to have read material sent out in advance including the ‘advice and tools for your grant proposal’ on the RSO website - http://medarbejdere.au.dk/en/administration/researchandtalent/research-support/advice-and-tools-for-your-grant-proposal/ .

The group work will require that the participants are prepared:

  • To forward a draft of the objectives and perspective section of their proposal to the course presenters (read ‘the advice and tools’ before you begin writing)
  • To share their draft with the other participants
  • To enter into constructive discussion of the drafts submitted by the other participants in the group

Workshop presenters

Two research advisors from the Research Support Office will teach and facilitate the workshop

Practical information

Time:                    11 November 2021, from 10.00-12.00

Venue:                 Online - you will receive a link in due time before the event

Registration:    Please register via this link by 21 October 2021.

 

Please bring your laptop to the workshop. You need it for the group work.

Due to the form of the workshop, the number of participants is limited. Therefore, please do not take a place from someone else. Make sure to cancel your registration, if you are unable to attend.

We look forward to seeing you at our workshop.

Workshop on National and International Funding Landscape - 12 November 2021

 in collaboration with Junior Researcher Association


Target group

Postdocs and non-tenured assistant professors from all faculties at Aarhus University with little or no experience in grant writing. PhD students are also welcome to participate. The event will be held online.

Purpose

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the national and international funding landscape for research and to demonstrate how the landscapes relate to the development of an individual funding strategy. The learnings outcome for this part is for the researchers to be able to distinguish between the various national and international funding opportunities and to relate them to their own publication strategy and research interests.

Workshop content

The workshop will be delivered as a combination of presentations, group work and discussions.  The presentations will cover:

  • Who are the most important Danish and European funders, and what do they support?
  • How do the funding bodies evaluate proposals?
  • What trends and differences between funding bodies are essential?
  • How do grants and academic career paths relate?

Participant requirements

The group work  requires that the participants are prepared:

  • To share and discuss their own funding strategies
  • To enter into constructive discussion of funding strategies with the other participants in the group

Workshop presenters

Two fundraisers from the Research Support Office will hold the workshop

Practical information

Time:                   12 November 2021, from 10.00 - 12.00

Venue:                 Online - you will receive a link in due time before the event

Registration:    Please register via this link by 21 October 2021

Please bring your laptop to the workshop. You need it for the group work.

Due to the form of the workshop, the number of participants is limited. Therefore, please do not take a place from someone else. Make sure to cancel your registration, if you are unable to attend.

We look forward to seeing you at our workshop.

Drop-in Writing Cafe Supports Health Researchers in their Writing Process - 1 December 2021

Is the deadline for a funding application coming up and are you finding it hard to translate your great ideas into a reasoned and convincing application?

Then look no further than the Research Support Office’s writing cafe, a writing haven where you can bring your good ideas and your computer. Here you will find two advisers from the Research Support Office waiting to answer your questions about e.g. interpreting a foundation’s assessment criteria, or about specific formulations, drawing up a budget or searching a research funding database.

The informal form – where you just turn up without a reservation – is inspired by the popular homework cafes in the Danish schools.

The writing cafe is intended for researchers who already have a project and know which foundation they are applying to. This means that the writing cafe is not the place to find help with a financing strategy or an individual bibliometric analysis.

These services are tailored to the individual researcher and are provided by the Research Support Office. 

There will be free refreshments with tea, coffee, water and snacks.

Time to Write cafe:

1 December 2021 13:00-17:00 at Katrinebjergvej 107, 8200 Aarhus N, room 5530-0.2.07

Contact: Adviser Anne Birgitte Lindgren, The Research Support Office. Mobile: (+45) 3058 7939.  Email: abli@au.dk  

ARTS/BSS - ERC workshop for Consolidator Grant applicants - December 17

ERC workshop for Consolidator Grant applicants (April 2021 deadline)

Thursday December 17, 2020, 12-15.30, AU, Stakladen, Preben Hornung Stuen

Sign up with Lotte Holm (lho@au.dk) no later than December 9, 2020.

Read more here.