Thursday 5 November 2020 - Alternative funding and Data management

Lecture: Alternative funding: What’s available in the jungle of funding besides the ‘usual suspects’?

What do you do when your NWO or EU applications fails? Luckily, there are other sources of funding to support your ambitions. This lecture focuses on projects funded by sources other than the ‘usual suspects’. It is meant for researchers in any field. The speakers are Edwin Klein and Puck Huitsing (Social Sciences & Humanities,Dutch War Collections) and Jeroen den Hertog (Life Sciences & Health, Hubrecht Institute). Both organisations have been successful at developing alternative funding strategies.

Puck Huitsing & Edwin Klijn, NIOD-Dutch War Collections, and

and Jeroen den Hertog, Hubrecht Institute,

Workshop: ‘Career options’ walk-in consultation hour

Are you familiar with your career options and would you like a personal interview to discuss your professional future? During the Academy Career Centre’s walk-in consultation hours, you can have your LinkedIn profile and your CV checked, participate in a speed coaching session, ask questions about the courses that the Academy offers, and find out how the Academy will support you when your contract ends and you enter a work-to-work process.

Morris Beks, Nahymja Nijhuis, Centre for Career and Development, Academy,

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Workshop: Achieve total funding awareness with Research Professional

Want to get ahead of the pack when it comes to finding research funding? Since April 2018, the Academy has had a subscription to the Research Professional funding database. Take this workshop if you want to learn how to use the database and personalise your searches.

 By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Conduct both quick and refined searches for funding opportunities that are relevant to your area of research;
  • Save search criteria and set up automated funding alerts for new opportunities that meet your interests or needs;
  • Save your favourite funding opportunities and create funding calendars for future review;
  • Share funding opportunities within the platform and externally, using the Share and Download features;
  • View public funding resources curated by your subscription administrators and/or faculty coordinators;

Join workgroups tailored towards your specific faculty or area of research.

Nick Epiphaniou, Research Professional

Workshop: From tedious to tidy: How to write a DMP that leverages  your research

Does your funding body emphasise good data management? Do you need to provide evidence of appropriate data management and curation procedures in your grant application?

Good data management has increasingly become a required element of high-quality funding proposals. Funding bodies now place greater emphasis on providing evidence of appropriate data management and curation procedures in grant applications. This might raise many questions for you as a researcher concerning such topics as data ownership, data organisation and documentation and, for example, file formats. This workshop will be of interest to researchers looking to understand the main issues involved in research data management. Together we will look at current practices and find ways to address these issues. At the end of this workshop, you will understand what a data management plan is and how to develop one, and you will be aware of some of the free tools and support services available.

Ellen Leenarts, Linas Cepinskas & Femmy Admiraal, DANS Institute Academy

Workshop: Grant writing

Wondering how to turn a research idea into a convincing proposal? This  introductory workshop for early-career researchers may be exactly what you need. You will learn how to strike the right balance between the peer and non-peer readers of your proposal. You will learn how to structure your text, present your proposal from an improved ‘sales’ perspective, and write clear and concise, reader-friendly, persuasive texts. You will also learn which  criteria are important for a grant proposal and what referees are looking for.

This interactive workshop consists of an afternoon session followed by a morning session (Friday 6 November).

Louise Mennen, Mennen Training, Coaching & Consulting