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+++ Upcoming events +++


9 December 2024 | online

(DFG): Info Talks on DFG Funding Opportunities for Research Careers
DFG-Förderangebote für die wissenschaftliche Karriere (in German), 10.30-12 a.m. CET, online, more info here.

13 November 2024 | online

(DFG): Info Talks on DFG Funding Opportunities for Research Careers
Walter Benjamin-Programm (in German), 10-11:30 a.m. CET, online, more info here.

24 September 2024 | online

(DFG): Info Talks on DFG Funding Opportunities for Research Careers
Emmy Noether Programme, 4-5:30 p.m. CET, online, more info here.

16-20 September 2024

(Ghent University): Summer School - Experiments in Development Economics 2024
Design, application, and analysis of Game Theory, Randomized Controlled Trials and Quasi-experiments from a multidisciplinary perspective. This summer school, organized in a joint effort of the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering and the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, will focus on the application of game theory and field experiments for policy evaluation in a development context. Renowned experts in development will give keynote speeches and have individual tutoring sessions with students to discuss their work. Applicate before 15 August 2024. Target audience:  PhD and Graduate students. We encourage interested students from all kinds of scientific backgrounds to participate to stimulate interdisciplinary discussions. More info here.

29 August 2024 | online

(DFG): Info Talks on DFG Funding Opportunities for Research Careers
DFG Funding Opportunities for Postdocs, 4-5:30 p.m. CET, online, more info here.

1-6 July 2024

University of Bologna: Summer school "Experimental Auctions: Theory and Applications in Food Marketing and Consumer Preferences Analysis"
The summer school is aimed at learning the fundamentals and the recent advances of experimental auctions. It will provide the appropriate techniques to construct an experimental design, with software applications and workshops regarding specific problems in the fields of food market valuation. It will also provide the appropriate knowledge of the models used in the experimental auction literature for the data analysis. Results interpretation and policy implications will be also discussed. More info here.

24 June - 5 July 2024

Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS): Summer School Theory and Practice of Efficiency & Productivity Measurement
The summer school is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice. It is organised into distinct parts: “Parametric, Static Approaches” (Week 1) and “Dynamic Approaches” (Week 2). Participants may enrol for either week 1 or 2, or both weeks. The course consists of theory and method sessions in the morning followed by an afternoon practicum session. Participants will learn the theories concerning efficiency and productivity measurement and will develop proficiency with software to facilitate the initiation of their own research in efficiency and productivity measurement. More info here.

17-28 June 2024 | online

(ICID): Impact Evaluation of Development Policies: Concepts, Methods, Applications

The 6th Edition of International School for Advanced Training is designed to serve the needs of government and non-governmental organization officials, private professionals and practitioners, researchers and doctoral students with an interest in development and public policy evaluation. The objective is to provide participants with the skills and competencies for impact evaluations of development policies and programs. This will be achieved through a focus on both a “hands-on” approach to the discussion of specific examples of policies and programs, and also on the most recent analytical techniques. Fees apply. Applications should be made  by 15th May 2024. More info here.

7 June 2024 | online

(DFG): Info Talks on DFG Funding Opportunities for Research Careers
DFG-Förderangebote für die wissenschaftliche Karriere (in German), 2-3:30 p.m. CET, online, more info here.

29 May 2024

(InGrA): Communication & presentation in the academic context: How to be confident and persuasive
With a few fundamental strategies for communication and presentation techniques it is possible to illustrate complex data in a context relevant way, to convince others, to win supporters and thus reach the respectively set goals. In this workshop the participants engage with their personal communication strategies. Through exercises and role-plays they familiarise themselves with established presentation techniques and train their communicative competencies. More info and registration here.

16 May 2024 | online

(DFG): Info Talks on DFG Funding Opportunities for Research Careers
Walter Benjamin Programme,  4-5:30 p.m. CET, online, more info here.

7 May 2024

(InGrA): The complete job application package – English

  • What are your hard strengths and soft strengths and when are they relevant in the job application process?
  • How can you write a good covering letter? Techniques, theory and practice
  • Here you will have the opportunity to get some feedback on a one-to-one basis with respect to your CV in English. You send your CV to the trainer who will give you personalised feedback .
  • Difficult questions in job interviews in English – what are they and how can you answer them?

Each block will last approx. 90 minutes and you will have the opportunity to ask individual questions in the workshop, too. 


+++ Past events +++


25, 26 and 29 April 2024

(InGrA): English Academic Writing: The Ground Rules of Writing Well
This workshop addresses junior scholars from the social sciences, economics, and the humanities who have good command of the English language, seek to improve their English writing skills, and strive to make their academic papers more idiomatic. The workshop seeks to create an awareness of the typical patterns of non-idiomatic writing to which non-native authors writing in English – and especially German-speaking academics – are prone and equip the participants with strategies to avoid these pitfalls. The workshop will be held on three days (two days in person; a half day online, during which you will receive individual feedback). More details here.

9-10 April 2024 | online | 09.00 - 12.00 a.m.

(Zentrum für Sozialforschung Halle e.V.): International Spring School: Socially Engaged Research in Life Sciences
There is a growing interest in collaborative and interdisciplinary research for addressing many global challenges that societies are facing nowadays. Early Career Researchers can and should play a key role in addressing these challenges and breaking the traditional barriers of academic research by better aligning their research with societal needs and wants. This  International Spring School gives an overview of the potential and challenges of socially engaged research and you can explore individual approaches in greater depth as well as learn about interesting methodes for enhancing socially engage research in workshops and sessions. We welcome Master's students, PhD students and post-docs who want to expand their knowledge of socially engaged research.  Register here.

9 April 2024 | online

(DFG): Info Talks on DFG Funding Opportunities for Research Careers
Heisenberg-Programm (in German),  10-11:30 a.m. CET, online, more info here.

9 April 2024

(InGrA): Clear at glance – Designing Effective Academic Posters
Basic rules of graphic design and layout technique will help you to present your work in a visually well-structured and compelling way. The training shows you how to present your research efficiently and provides time to put directly into practice what you have learned. More info here.

20 March 2024 | online

(DFG): Info Talks on DFG Funding Opportunities for Research Careers
Emmy Noether-Programm (in German), 2:30-4 p.m. CET, online, more info here.

11-12 March and 18-19 March 2024

(InGrA): Introduction to Statistics and R
The aim of this course is to equip participants with the basic skills to effectively use the software R, embedded in the user interface RStudio. These skills will cover data import, processing and data exploration, graphical representations with ggplot2, basic concepts of statistical inference and linear regression. All topics will be demonstrated in working examples and practiced with hands on examples. More info here.

6 March 2024

(InGrA): Successful Networking for Personal Branding
As a scientist, your reputation is your personal brand. You’re going to have one whether you choose to influence it in a particular direction or not. How others perceive you stems largely in part from your research results, your behaviors, and your overall actions. Just as in the business world, your personal brand is what defines how successful you can become, and it’s vital that you spend a portion of your resources to cultivate and protect it. In this workshop we will explore networking as an important aspect of those efforts. ore info here.

21 and 26 February 2024 | online

(InGrA): Good Scientific Practice
In his interactive workshop, Dr. Michael Schöner will address what scientific integrity or scientific misconduct means in this context and show that there are gray areas between the two extremes, using the most common problems in questions of authorship, research data management (also related to diversity and gender variables) and supervision. More info here.

8, 15, 22, 29 February 2024 | online

(InGrA): Push Your Career in Germany’s Industry (2) – Salary, Interview, Work Permit and Culture
Leaving academia and looking for a job in the industry is an important and sometimes difficult step. This intensive course enables you to go through a quickly and successful job search process. It consists of live webinars and self-learning videos. More info here.

5- 9 February 2024

(University of Bologna): Winter School "Agro-environmental system economic valuation, modelling and policies"
The SIDEA and the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (DISTAL) of the University of Bologna, organize a Winter School which aims to offer the knowledge and skills to evaluate the impact of agri-environmental policies, the role of ecosystem services and the tools for adapting the new needs of society in the future common agricultural policy in the face of the ecological transition in progress. December 15, 2023: deadline for sending the enrollment application. More info is available here.

18 and 25 January, 1 February 2024 | online

(InGrA): Push Your Career in Germany’s Industry (1) – Job Search and Application
Leaving academia and looking for a job in the industry is an important and sometimes difficult step. This intensive course enables you to go through a quickly and successful job search process. It consists of live webinars and self-learning videos. More info here.

12 December 2023

(DFG): DFG-Förderangebote für wissenschaftliche Karrieren (in German)
Germany’s largest independent research funding organisation offers funding opportunities for all career stages between doctorate and professorship. This seminar gives an overview of DFG funding opportunites for a career in science. It  takes place from 2:30-4:00 p.m. More infos (including event link) are available here.