Satellite Workshops

Satellite Workshops for PhDs and postdocs will be organized on Sunday 4th, 2016 at the same venue of the CMD26 conference on the following themes:
- How to write a good scientific paper and submit it successfully
- Grant writing for beginners
Each workshop runs from 09:30-12:30 and includes lunch after 12:30 and a coffee break.
Workshop participation costs 170 Euro. A given workshop will be organized only if at least 10 participants register for it.
Registration is done together with that for the CMD26 conference and effective once payment has been received. Registration costs are reimbursed only if participation is cancelled before 01/08/2016.
All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation in the workshop. PhD students who require it, may receive 0.5 ECTS points for the workshop they followed (certificate issued by the Groningen Graduate School of Science which is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Groningen).
How to write a good scientific paper and submit it successfully
This workshop will provide an introduction to scientific publishing together with detailed advice for researchers and advanced students on how to prepare and submit good scientific papers. The topics discussed will include: types and contents of scientific publications; steps to plan a scientific publication; writing style of scientific publications (short notes, original papers, review papers, books); the importance of proper references; structure of a scientific paper; survey of most appropriate scientific journals; problems of submission and acceptance of scientific papers; public and political influence on scientific publications (including an introduction electronic publishing and to the Science citation Index). After having discussed these general aspects, the technical details of preparing scientific publications will be taught.
A selection of typical publications will be discussed. These publications should be critically read by the attendees before the workshop.
Grant writing for beginners
This workshop will be given by a former member of an evaluation panel of EU grant proposals and provide an intensive and detailed introduction to the process, structure, and skill of proposal writing explained for a typical first personal grant like the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships of the EU or ERC starting grant. In this workshop, attendees will learn the entire proposal writing process and acquire a solid understanding of not only the ideal proposal structure, but a complete general understanding of the essential factors, which determine whether or not a proposal gets funded. Through interactive exercises and activities, attendees will put what they learn into practice. The aim is to learn how to transform a research idea into a proper research proposal using the logical framework method but also to view your own project proposal through the eyes of an evaluator. Attendees will have to write a short text before the workshop which will be used to further develop their writing skills. Topics handled during the workshop: how to describe the essence in a few phrases, "selling” a grant proposal, how to be concise, how to express the innovative character of your research.