Career Inside Academia 30 January 2018
Which qualifications do I need in order to be successful as a researcher? What are my chances to succeed? These are the key questions in our Career Perspectives Series event “ Your next step inside Academia ". As a PhD student you are being trained to become an independent researcher, but having a successful academic research career is about more than research!
The programme is divided into two parts. First off, a Graduate School director, two researchers, and a professor chairing one of the faculty’s selection committees for young researchers will tell you all about a career in academia from their perspectives. In the second half of the programme it’s your turn: in workshops you will learn how to identify your skills for a career in academia. More information can be found in the detailed overview of the programme.
During this event, you can participate in two out of three workshops that are offered:
International academic careers
In this workshop, participants will discuss challenges and opportunities with regard to finding their way on the international academic job market. How do international universities search for candidates, and how do candidates look for jobs? What is the role of physical and online job markets? Are the selection criteria comparable across the world, or different for the USA, Asia, Europe, or even different between European countries? And what about different disciplines? How could your search on the international job market be supported by your supervisors, research group and/or Graduate School?
The art of scientific storytelling
Grant writing is very different from writing a scientific paper. Publishing results in a paper is very much oriented on results, but getting money for new research means you also have to tell a gripping story. The aim of the workshop is to make you think about the audience you are writing for when developing a grant proposal and what it takes to convince the reader that your proposal is worth funding. Although the workshop is not a ‘how to’ course, you get tips and tricks on how to write a competitive abstract that will enhance your chances of passing the first selection round in grant application procedures.
Building an academic CV
Your CV is important to obtain research funding. What criteria should an academic CV meet and why? Which activities are evaluated positively and thus are important to show on your academic CV? Which steps should you consider at this moment if you aspire to a career in science?
You will need to prepare for the workshops by making an assignment.
This event is open for PhD students who are in their third or fourth year of their PhD project, and who are a member of one of the Graduate Schools of the Federation or Campus Fryslân. The event will take place at Het Kasteel (Melkweg 1, Groningen city centre) on Tuesday January 30, 2018, 13:00 – 17:15 (drinks afterwards). For this event no costs are charged. You can register by filling in the registration form. After registration you will receive the assignments for your workshops. The deadline for registration is Tuesday January 23, 2018. Only a limited number of places are available, so make sure to register soon.
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