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Young Talent Grants Week Program 22 May

When:We 22-05-2019 09:00 - 17:00
Where:Harmony Building (plenary sessions); Turftorenstraat 21, entrance: Uurwerkersgang (workshops)


Plenary sessions

08:30 - 9:00  Walk in
09:00 - 9:10  Welcome by Rector Magnificus prof. dr. Elmer Sterken
09:10 – 10:00 Opening lecture: Dr. Elizabeth Koier (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
"From rebellious genius to brilliant look-alike: Public project funding in the Netherlands."
Description: TBD

10:00 – 11:00 VENI: The inside scoop
Get the inside scoop on the VENI grant. In this session, an experienced evaluator and two past laureates give you insight into how the selection process works and what made them successful, followed by a discussion with the audience.

11:30 – 12:30 Rubicon: The inside scoop
Get the inside scoop on the Rubicon grant. In this session, an experienced evaluator and two past laureates give you insight into how the selection process works and what made them successful, followed by a discussion with the audience.

13:30 – 15:00 Rubicon and VENI, NWO information session
All you ever wanted to ask NWO about their prestigious Rubicon and VENI programs. An expert from NWO will be present and discuss the formats of both programs in detail. Special attention will be given to the new VENI pre-proposal format that will go online early May. Further topics: Differences between scientific domains, changes in the VENI procedure and the reason behind those, the embedding guarantee, DORA and the different steps and points where candidates are expected to provide input.

Workshops

13:30 – 15:00 and 15:30 -17:00 The Art of Scientific Storytelling: René Fransen
Back by popular demand, and this time: free of charge! The aim of this training is to make young researchers (PhD students, postdocs) think about the audience they are writing for when developing a grant proposal and what it takes to convince the reader that their proposal is worth funding. In preparation for this workshop, participants are encouraged to write a short (3-400 words) abstract for a research proposal or a 4-500 word popular summary of their recent research and bring a printed version to the workshop.

15:30 – 17:00 How to prepare for a VENI application: UG Talent Development Team
If you are considering applying for a Veni grant after your PhD defense, you will need to think strategically on the steps to take during your PhD to maximize your chances. In this workshop we will focus in more detail on the role of your CV in relation to the Veni grant.
If you enroll in this interactive workshop, you need to submit your academic cv.
In your cv, mention (if applicable):

  • any publications that are submitted, accepted or planned for
  • teaching activities
  • activities connected with the translation of scientific output within research but outside of your own research area, and/or within society
  • any other academic activities (like editorial work etc)
  • prizes and rewards
  • funding: travel grants & other grants

Please send your CV on or before May 16 at 15.00 to talent@rug.nl, and put Veni workshop Grants Week in the subject line.
On May 22, please bring a copy of your academic CV on paper!

15:30 – 17:00 How to prepare for a Rubicon application: UG Talent Development Team
If you seriously contemplate a career in academia and you are considering an ambitious next step away from the Netherlands after your PhD defense, then you need to look into the NWO Rubicon program. This workshop will enlighten you on what YOU can do to prepare for Rubicon, and how others can support you in the process.

If you enroll in this workshop, you need to submit a short description (max 50 words) of what you would like to be working on during a one-to-two-years stay at a top institute in your field. Please also mention your (planned) PhD defense date. Please send your assignment on or before May 16 at 15:00 to talent@rug.nl, and put Rubicon workshop Grants Week in the subject.