Tenure-Track-Academy: How to develop your research funding strategy
Trainer: Dr. Thomas Koch
Time: Friday, 23 July 2021, 09:00–16:30
Place: tba

Course description

This hands-on workshop explores both the opportunities and the challenges associated with external funding. It provides essential guidance on how to exploit funding opportunities effectively and mitigate potential risks. Participants will learn how to further develop their research agenda, identify a portfolio of funding opportunities to pursue in the coming years and manage the grant life cycle systematically to build their resources and capabilities for further career advancement. Overall, the workshop is designed to clarify medium to long-term research goals and to develop a road map for achieving them in the individual setting.

Your benefits

By participating in the workshop, you will be better equipped to:

  • apply strategic approaches to advance your research,
  • develop a competitive research agenda,
  • design fundable projects for different settings,
  • identify and exploit funding opportunities effectively,
  • and move from smaller to larger grants.


Thomas Koch

Thomas Koch is a research management consultant and certified business trainer and coach. He provides hands-on workshops and individual guidance for researchers to realise their research ideas and career objectives. He also supports higher education institutions in strategic research initiatives and organisational development. Holding a PhD in physical chemistry from the UK, he has over 10 years of international experience as a researcher and over 12 years of experience as a research manager and senior administrator at universities in Bochum (RUB) and Munich (LMU).

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