B2 - We give researchers wings!

Day 1 at 16:20 - Early career researchers of today are experienced researchers of the future.
The main goal of RUB Research School is to prepare researchers at an early stage of their careers for this task and to enable them to start their research career in a more “experienced” way.

Supported by a special programme doctoral candidates learn - in a holistic approach - how to apply for research funding in a smart and qualified way by participating in the peer review process of applications for an international funding scheme. The programme not only focuses on how to write successful research proposals, but qualifies doctoral candidates in addition, on how to become a good reviewer and how to move cleverly through the research system.

Presentation for Workshop B2


Day Day 1
Session B
Start time 16:20
Strand Postgraduate research
Code B2

Dr Christiane Wuellner - Executive Director, Ruhr University Bochum, Research School

Dr Ursula Justus - Counselling for PhD, Ombudsperson, Ruhr University Bochum, Research School


This session will cover:

  • description of a university wide and cross-disciplinary graduate school for doctoral candidates
  • a quality cycle for proposal writing, selection procedure, review and decision process
  • first outcomes and further ideas

Participants will:

  • take home a new module for early career researchers and its first results
  • have the opportunity to participate in a joint discussion about the question of the value of this preparation for further careers and whether this will be an advantage in the competition for jobs?


Information, interaction and discussion. We are very interested in your comments, ideas, and hearing about comparable activities and experiences.