calls, workshops and important dates

Here you find information about calls, workshops and other interesting dates and deadlines (not necessarily related to DoSChem).

Workshops

External Funding

Effective Visual Communication of Science

soft skill training Effective Visual Communication of Science by Dr. Jernej Zupanc is offered as blended learning that combines a self-study module and an online workshop.

Dr. Jernej Zupanc holds a PhD in computer science, with a great expertise in consulting companies on European funding. As a founder of Seyens Lt. he is helping scientists on all levels effectively communicate their research ideas. In this workshop you will learn to visually communicate your research ideas and results so your comples messages are effortessly understood by any specific audience (scientists or non-scientists). This course series will help you with your data visualisation and creation of effective scientific images, slides in the shortest possible time that you can use for posters, papers and grants.

Goals and Course of the Workshop

When:

1) April 5th 2024: important information on workshop structure and workflow –coached by the instructor Dr. Jernej Zupanc: within the first part of the training you can choose between remote online courses (adapted to your time schedule) or a live zoom webinar which will be scheduled within 1 month before the live workshop on 6.05.24.

2) live online webinar on 6.05.24 at 9am until 1:30 pm

Where: online

Registration Deadline: Monday, April 1st 2024

Capacity: 18 participants

Target Audience: from PhD students to gorup leaders.1 ECTS will be given for participation (soft skills). 

How to apply: Please address short your motivation for this course (max 5 sentences) outlining your professional added value of participation in this course.

Please send an email with your full name, panel affiliation, in which year you are in and your short motivation to dos.chem@univie.ac.at and please indicate the subject matter "Effective Visual Communication of Science"

Each participant will recieve a certificate!

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training at DoSChem

soft skill training Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) by Marcel van der Heyden is offered for all newly started PhD student cohorts of our school on a regular basis and in a meaningful way.

When: 3 follow up parts (in 3 years)

Year 1: 3 hr on site meeting (in Vienna): 1st hour lecture on RCR (interactive and updated with recent issues), 2nd hour students discuss a case in small groups according to a structured reflection model, 3rd hour students present the outcomes of their structure discussion to the others of the group. The teacher adds discussion parts.

Date: 24th of May 2024 9.00-13.00 (with breaks)

Room: Hörsaal 2H510 UZA II Rotunde, Josef-Holaubek-Platz 2.


Year 2: (online), students perform an e-module “Integrity in academic publication: authorship and peer review”, which will take approximately 3-4 hours. Subsequently, a live meeting of 1 hr will be held in which the prepared assignments will be discussed with the students and teacher

Year 3 (online) similar as year two, but on the e-module “Responsible Research through supervision, mentoring and working together”.

Before the first course date: homework: 1-2 paper need to be prepared in advance.

More information (course structure & content) at:

PhD Course Centre Agenda - Graduate School of Life Sciences - Utrecht University (uu.nl)

Target Audience: all PhD students within the 1st year of training 

Registration Deadline: April 15th 2024 

Capacity: 50 PhD students

How to apply: Please send an email with your full name and panel affiliation to dos.chem@univie.ac.at and please indicate the subject matter "RCR".

By completion of this workshop you will recieve 1 ECTS and a certificate confirmation.

Effective Scientific Writing: Process and Product Soft Skill Workshop

soft skill training Effective Scientific Writing: Process and Product held by Dr. Katherine Tiede.

Dr. Katherine Tiede has spent more than three decades working with scientists on how to communicate their research. She draws on her background in linguistics to provide scientists with tools to be able to see their writing as a reader does as well as tools to draft, write, and revise more effectively. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto and after a decade as faculty, began in 2008 to give annual seminars at various Austrian universities. 

Goals and course of the workshop

When: we are planning to offer the workshop in fall/winter 2024-25 again – 4 afternoon sessions (plus some homework prior and inbetween the sessions)

Where: online

Registration Deadline: tba

Capacity/Admission: 12 participants

Target Audience: advanced DoSChem PhD students who already have some data and currently writing an article and have previously not participated in similar scientific writing courses. 1 ECTS will be given for participation (soft skills).

How to apply: Please address short your motivation for this course (max 5 sentences) outlining your professional added value of participation in this course.

All submitted abstracts will be evaluated by our management team and the priority will be given to 12 eligible students. The waiting list candidates will also be notified.

Please send an email with your full name, panel affiliation, in which year you are in and your short motivation to dos.chem@univie.ac.at and please indicate the subject matter „Application for workshop Effective Scientific Writing: Process and Product”

 

 

 

Grant Proposal Writing for Advanced PhDs and Early Postdocs

soft skill training Grant Proposal Writing for Advanced PhDs and Early Postdocs held by Dr. Katherine Tiede.

Dr. Katherine Tiede has spent more than three decades working with scientists on how to communicate their research. She draws on her background in linguistics to provide scientists with tools to be able to see their writing as a reader does as well as tools to draft, write, and revise more effectively. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto and after a decade as faculty, began in 2008 to give annual seminars at various Austrian universities. 

Goals and course of the workshop

When: we are planning to offer the workshop in fall/winter 2024-25 again, 4 afternoon sessions (plus some homework prior and inbetween the sessions)

Where: online

Capacity/Admission: 12 participants

Registration Deadline: tba

Target Audience: advanced DoSChem PhD students and Early Postdocs who already have some data and currently writing an article and have previously not participated in similar grant writing courses. 1 ECTS will be given for participation (soft skills).

How to apply: Please address short your motivation for this course (max 5 sentences) outlining your professional added value of participation in this course.

All submitted abstracts will be evaluated by our management team and the priority will be given to 12 eligible students. The waiting list candidates will also be notified.

Please send an email with your full name, panel affiliation, in which year you are in and your short motivation to dos.chem@univie.ac.at and please indicate the subject matter „Application for workshop Grant Proposal Writing for Late PhDs and Early Postdocs”

Supplementary and extracurricular workshops offered by the Center for Doctoral Studies

Please note that the workshop and courses from the Center for Doctoral Studies are not credited with ECTS! 

Upcoming meetings (free of charge) entrepreneurial activities and initiatives

Mobility grants and other funding (Prizes)

  • The DOC Fellowship Programme of the Austrian Academy of Sciences: offers funding for highly qualified doctoral candidates in all areas of research. The fellowships in the amount of 38,000 Euros allow young researchers to dedicate themselves to working in focused fashion to complete their doctoral thesis within a clear timeframe.Applications for a DOC Fellowship are open to highly qualified doctoral candidates.
  • Grant by the "Österreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft" (ÖFG): The research funding program "International Communication" of the Austrian Research Foundation is an Austria-wide accessible supplement to the financial support possibilities of universities and project funding institutions in providing travel funds for trips abroad and for inviting scientists to Austria. Submission dates 2023: 8 January, 12 March, 11 June, 1 October, 5 November
  • various mobility scholarships for PhD students offered by the OeAD, also here
  • Excellence Scholarships for France (research stays, doctoral studies) (Deadline: new deadline tba)

    Aimed at: doctoral students, postdocs, young researchers

    The Institut français d'Autriche and the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs offer excellence scholarships for short scientific research stays (1 to 6 months) and doctoral studies (cotutelle and codirection) in France. These scholarships are aimed at doctoral students, postdocs and ambitious young researchers who have written their doctoral thesis within the last 5 years and are employed in an Austrian and/or French research institution (university, research institute or similar).

    - Funding: between 1.100 and 1.700€ per month

    - Deadline for submission: new deadline tba

    - More information: https://www.institutfrancais.at/bgf

    Please find more information here (unfortunately only in German or French).

  • MOCHEM fund: for international research stays. Application deadline: new deadline tba, 6-12 months; up to 10000 Euros.
  • L'oréal Austria: Fellowships for young female basic researchers in Austria; Application deadline: new deadline tba, 6-12 months; up to 25000 Euros.
  • Marietta Blau-Grant from the OeAD: offers financial support for six- to twelve-month study periods abroad for doctoral or PhD students of Austrian universities. It serves to optimise their dissertations. Junior researchers are the main target group.
  • Target group: PhD-scholars from Austrian Universities

    Target countries: all except Austria

    Duration: 6 to 12 months

    Monthly Grant rate: up to  EUR 1,660

    Closing date for applications: September 1st

    The OeAD offers webinars to inform about the Marietta Blau-Grant: The webinar offers an overview of the Marietta Blau Grant and the application process.

    more info about the application process can be found here.