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No-show policy

Consequences for an unexcused no-show without prior notification: ban for all DoSChem-organized workshops for 1 year.

To ensure fair and effective participation in our workshops for all interested participants and to minimize “no-shows”, for all DoSChem soft skill workshops and seminars: all registered participants are expected to attend the workshops they sign up for. If you are unable to attend please let us know, so we can offer your spot to your student fellow from the waiting list. 

calls, workshops and important dates

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

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!

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: 26.08/27.08 and 2.09/3.09.20244 afternoon sessions (plus some homework prior and inbetween the sessions)

Where: online

Registration Deadline: 23.07.2024

Register HERE

Capacity/Admission: 12 participants

Target Audience: "middle-staged"- 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:  moodle.univie.ac.at/mod/questionnaire/view.php

 

 

 

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: the next workshop is on 14.10.,15.10. and 21.10., 22.10.2024 4 afternoon sessions (plus some homework prior and in between the sessions)

Where: online

Capacity/Admission: 12 participants

Registration Deadline: 30.09.2024

Register: HERE

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: moodle.univie.ac.at/mod/questionnaire/view.php

The Art of Engaging and Exciting Scientific Presentations: Best-Practice Techniques for Scientists

soft skill training The Art of Engaging and Exciting Scientific Presentations: Best-Practice Techniques for Scientists instructed by Dr. Michael Gordian.

Goals and course of the workshop

When: First part: 18.11.24 (Mo) online training 09:00 to 14:00. Second part:  02.12. (Mo) face to face training, 09:00-17:00 (with lunch break)

Where: Online and nn-site: Erika-Weinzierl Hall, University Main Building

Capacity/Admission: 12-16 participants

How to apply: REGISTER "The Art of Engaging and Exciting Scientific Presentations: Best-Practice Techniques for Scientists" | Moodle University of Vienna (univie.ac.at) 

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)

During the PhDs:

  • 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.

  • Scientific & Technological Cooperation (S&T Cooperation) - Austria/China, Czech Republic, India, Slovenia: S&T Cooperation programmes are based on inter-governmental and bilateral agreements or memoranda of understanding and contribute to the further development of the international cooperation activities of Austrian higher education and research instituiotions in the fields of science and technology.

- Deadline: planned for spring

          - Funding: 90 € per day, in addition to the current salary; plus flat-rate travel allowances

          - Deadline: 9.4.2024 and 29.10.2024

After the PhD:

  • MAX KADE: The Max Kade Foundation in New York supports scientists from all areas of research who want to conduct a research stay in USA.

          - Funding: USD 56.500

          - Deadline: 25.6.2024

  • Travelling Fellowships: The Company of Biologists journals-Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology andDisease Models & Mechanisms - offer Travelling Fellowships to graduate students and post-doctroral researches. There is no restriction on nationality. Applicants should be working in the field of the journal to which they apply and plan to visit another laboratory.

          - Funding: up to GBP 3.000

          - Deadline: 9.8.2024, 25.10.2024

          - Deadline: 31.7.2024

  • Loschmidt-Preis: The Chemical Physical Society is offering a prize for 2022 to support graduates of chemistry or physics at Austrian universities (age limit 35 years).

         - Funding: EUR 1.500

         - Deadline: tba

          - Funding: EUR 1.000 and EUR 3.000

          - Deadline: 9.6.2024

  • Elisabeth Lutz-Preis: is awarded for basic and application-oriented research in the field of biosciences and life sciences, in particular for new findings or innovative research approaches that could subsequently be helpful for the development of new therapeutic approaches.

          - Funding: EUR 15.000

          - Deadline: 15.5.2024

          - Funding: USD 30.000 USD 10.000

          - Deadline: 15.7.2024

  • ÖFG Druckkostenzuschüsse: The Austrian Research Foundation promotes the publication of works from all areas of scientific research. The aim is to primarily support scientists who are not yet established and who have fewer opportunities to finance publication.

         - Fudning: pro Druckkostenförderung max. EUR 2.000

         - Deadline: 17.3., 11.8., 6.10.2024

  • Karl Schlögl-Preis: is awarded for an outstanding dissertation in the field of synthetic, physical, analytical or theoretical chemistry, which was predominantly carried out at an Austrian university and completed no more than two years before the submission deadline. Applicants do not have to be Austrian citizens.

         - Funding: EUR 4.000

         - Deadline: 2.4.2024

  • Stipendium der Monatshefte für Chemie: The scholarship from the Monatshefte für Chemie is intended to help students complete a dissertation in the field of chemistry; in particular, it is intended to support doctoral students who wish to spend time abroad as part of the funding.

         - Funding: EUR 10.000 brutto

         - Deadline: 15.4.2024