Advanced skills courses

 

 

Thesis Writing (3 days)

Course category: 
Target group: 
PhD students
Level: 
Advanced
Capacity: 
12
Coordinator: 
Dagmar Sigurdardottir
Description: 
The aim of this course is to strengthen your scientific writing skills while helping you prepare your doctoral thesis. --> This workshop will take place online - Registration is open until 1st July, midnight!
Methods: 

We will focus on effective writing strategies for the different parts of your thesis, with three afternoon workshops and two one-on-one tutorials.

You will have the opportunity to practice writing parts of your thesis as in-class exercises and homework assignments and receive feedback from the teaching team.

Note:

* Homework assignments due on July 16 and 23

* Individual tutorial sessions on July 16/17 and July 23/24

About the tutor: 
Dagmar Sigurdardottir is the coordinator of the Tuebingen International PhD Program at the MPI for Developmental Biology. Brandon Seah is a postdoctoral researcher at the MPI for Developmental Biology.
Objectives: 
This course is designed for students who are planning to write their thesis in the next 12 months, independent of their current scientific English writing skills. We require that students be in the final stages of data collection and have at least one figure already prepared.

Thesis Writing (3 days)

Course category: 
Target group: 
PhD students
Level: 
Advanced
Capacity: 
12
Coordinator: 
Dagmar Sigurdardottir
Description: 
The aim of this course is to strengthen your scientific writing skills while helping you prepare your doctoral thesis.
Content: 
  • Identification of the right funding programme
  • Assessment of the framework defined by the funding scheme
  • Mapping the research idea to the framework to achieve a high relevance
  • Setting up a concept for the project
  • Identification of the necessary expertise and resources
  • Structuring the proposal
  • Visualisation
  • Formulation of the different parts of the proposal with regard to the framework
  • Coordination of the proposal writing and submission process
Methods: 

 

We will focus on effective writing strategies for the different parts of your thesis, with three afternoon workshops and two one-on-one tutorials.

You will have the opportunity to practice writing parts of your thesis as in-class exercises and homework assignments and receive feedback from the teaching team.

 

 

 

Note:

 

Homework assignments due on July 16 and 23

 

Individual tutorial sessions on July 16/17 and July 23/24

 

 

 

About the tutor: 
Dagmar Sigurdardottir is the coordinator of the Tuebingen International PhD Program at the MPI for Developmental Biology. Brandon Seah is a postdoctoral researcher at the MPI for Developmental Biology.
Objectives: 
This course is designed for students who are planning to write their thesis in the next 12 months, independent of their current scientific English writing skills. We require that students be in the final stages of data collection and have at least one figure already prepared.

Make up course

Course category: 
Description: 
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Content: 
  • Identification of the right funding programme
  • Assessment of the framework defined by the funding scheme
  • Mapping the research idea to the framework to achieve a high relevance
  • Setting up a concept for the project
  • Identification of the necessary expertise and resources
  • Structuring the proposal
  • Visualisation
  • Formulation of the different parts of the proposal with regard to the framework
  • Coordination of the proposal writing and submission process
Methods: 
  • Presentation of background information
  • Applying the RaumZeit toolkit to your own idea for a research project
  • Group work
  • Feedback from trainer and peers

Test Course

Course category: 
Description: 
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Content: 
  • Identification of the right funding programme
  • Assessment of the framework defined by the funding scheme
  • Mapping the research idea to the framework to achieve a high relevance
  • Setting up a concept for the project
  • Identification of the necessary expertise and resources
  • Structuring the proposal
  • Visualisation
  • Formulation of the different parts of the proposal with regard to the framework
  • Coordination of the proposal writing and submission process
Methods: 
  • Presentation of background information
  • Applying the RaumZeit toolkit to your own idea for a research project
  • Group work
  • Feedback from trainer and peers

Test Course

Course category: 
Description: 
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Content: 
  • Identification of the right funding programme
  • Assessment of the framework defined by the funding scheme
  • Mapping the research idea to the framework to achieve a high relevance
  • Setting up a concept for the project
  • Identification of the necessary expertise and resources
  • Structuring the proposal
  • Visualisation
  • Formulation of the different parts of the proposal with regard to the framework
  • Coordination of the proposal writing and submission process
Methods: 
  • Presentation of background information
  • Applying the RaumZeit toolkit to your own idea for a research project
  • Group work
  • Feedback from trainer and peers

Your Final Year as a PhD Student POSTPONED

Course category: 
Target group: 
PhD students
Level: 
Advanced
Capacity: 
6
Coordinator: 
Dagmar Sigurdardottir
Description: 
The final year of your PhD, when finishing up in the lab, getting your research published, writing your thesis and planning your career all need to be dealt with at the same time, can become easier when you apply standard project and time management techniques. We will identify requirements, investigate resources, define deliverables and set time lines. Also included is detailed information about the formal requirements for the thesis and defense at the Faculty of Science of the University of Tuebingen.
About the tutor: 
Dagmar Sigurdardottir is the coordinator of the Tuebingen International PhD program at the MPI for Developmental Biology

Your Final Year as a PhD Student (1/2 day, additional workshop)

Course category: 
Target group: 
PhD students
Level: 
Advanced
Capacity: 
6
Description: 
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Content: 
  • Identification of the right funding programme
  • Assessment of the framework defined by the funding scheme
  • Mapping the research idea to the framework to achieve a high relevance
  • Setting up a concept for the project
  • Identification of the necessary expertise and resources
  • Structuring the proposal
  • Visualisation
  • Formulation of the different parts of the proposal with regard to the framework
  • Coordination of the proposal writing and submission process
Methods: 
  • Presentation of background information
  • Applying the RaumZeit toolkit to your own idea for a research project
  • Group work
  • Feedback from trainer and peers

Your Final Year as a PhD Student

Course category: 
Target group: 
PhD students
Level: 
Advanced
Capacity: 
8
Coordinator: 
Dagmar Sigurdardottir
Description: 
The final year of your PhD, when finishing up in the lab, getting your research published, writing your thesis and planning your career all need to be dealt with at the same time, can become easier when you apply standard project and time management techniques. --> This workshop will take place online - Registration is open until 9th June 10am!
Methods: 

We will identify requirements, investigate resources, define deliverables and set time lines. Also included is detailed information about the formal requirements for the thesis and defense at the Faculty of Science of the University of Tuebingen.

About the tutor: 
Dagmar Sigurdardottir is the coordinator of the Tuebingen International PhD Program at the MPI for Developmental Biology.

Your Final Year as a PhD Student POSTPONED

Course category: 
Target group: 
PhD students
Level: 
Advanced
Capacity: 
8
Coordinator: 
Dagmar Sigurdardottir
Description: 
The final year of your PhD, when finishing up in the lab, getting your research published, writing your thesis and planning your career all need to be dealt with at the same time, can become easier when you apply standard project and time management techniques. We will identify requirements, investigate resources, define deliverables and set time lines. Also included is detailed information about the formal requirements for the thesis and defense at the Faculty of Science of the University of Tuebingen.

Grant Proposal Writing (2 days)

Course category: 
Target group: 
PhD students
Postdocs
Group Leaders
Capacity: 
12
Coordinator: 
Elisabeth Weir
Description: 
The objective of this workshop is to get an overview on funding programmes and how you can use them for driving your career as a researcher. You’ll develop your own idea for a research project proposal into a first work plan and understand how to match your research project to the funding programme in order to increase the potential to be funded. The workshop also involves the understanding of the basics of budget planning as well as the acquirement of basic skills for formulating objectives, progress beyond the state of the art and impact. You’ll use the RaumZeit toolkit to effectively develop a research proposal.
Content: 
  • Identification of the right funding programme
  • Assessment of the framework defined by the funding scheme
  • Mapping the research idea to the framework to achieve a high relevance
  • Setting up a concept for the project
  • Identification of the necessary epertise and resources
  • Structuring the proposal
  • Visualisation
  • Formulation of the different parts of the proposal with regard to the framework
  • Coordination of the proposal writing and submission process
Methods: 
  • Presentation of background information
  • Applying the RaumZeit toolkit to your own idea for a research project
  • Group work
  • Feedback from trainer and peers
About the tutor: 
Dr. Sabine Preusse (RaumZeit e.K. Coaching Beratung Training) is a geophysicist, business economist (IWW), BDVT certified trainer and business coach, offers individual solutions for projects from basic research to product innovation, from the idea to the exploitation of the results. She combines scientific understanding with entrepreneurship and experience both as project manager and salesperson and provides both technological and personal development at the same time.