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Career planning in academia and business

Karriereforum addresses UA Ruhr’s postdoctoral researchers of all fields. During the one-day events, postdocs have the opportunity to receive comprehensive information on career planning and can enter into intensive discussions with distinguished personalities from science and business.

What does Karriereforum offer?

Karriereforum demonstrates individual career planning options in a very concentrated and efficient way. Take the opportunity to exchange ideas with experts on higher education policy and career-related topics on a high level. Additionally, Karriereforum enables (inter-)disciplinary networking with other researchers in the Ruhr Area.

Karriereforum takes place twice a year and always deals with a selected topic such as university and non-university career paths, job profile professorship, science management, career abroad or research funding.

You can arrange your schedules individually and select between two different formats:

  • Discussion groups offer you the opportunitiy to exchange in a small group (five to fifteen persons) on selected topics. Participants have the chance to ask questions in an intimate atmosphere and to discuss with the present guests and high-level experts.
  • Individual consultations are approx. 25-minute face-to-face interviews with experts including representatives from funding and research institutions, coaches or company representatives. Here you can get advice on your very individual questions.

Who can participate?

Postdoctoral researchers of all fields of Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and University Duisburg-Essen.

Language of the event is German. Should you wish for a specific discussion to be conducted in English, please make a reference in your registration. The individual consultations are available in German and English.


Next date: The next Karriereforum will take place online on 25 March 2021.


20th Karriereforum: Third-party funding for postdoctoral career

Thursday, 25 March 2021, online via Zoom

Which funding program suits my research project? How can I finance a research stay abroad? And what do I need to consider when applying for third-party funding? The 20th Karriereforum is all about third-party funding for your Postdoc career. Renowned research funding institutions will present their funding programs and provide information on application requirements. Successful applicants will report on their experiences and give tips. In addition, you will have the opportunity to discuss your questions with the invited speakers and with representatives of the research support services of the UA Ruhr universities.

You can individually arrange your schedule for the day. The program items, which are labeled bilingual, will take place in English if required. Please click on the title of the respective group discussion or individual consultation for further details. Please sign up by 3 March in the registration section below.

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Group Discussion Individual/Group consultation

from 08.45 h Anmeldung/Registration
09.00–09.30 h Begrüßung | Welcome
Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany, Prorektorin Forschung der TU Dortmund | Vice President Research of TU Dortmund
09.30–11.00 h Drittmittel für die Postdoc-Karriere | Third-party funding for postdoctoral career
9.30–10.15 Uhr: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft | German Research Foundation DFG
10.15–11.00 Uhr: Nationale Kontaktstelle | National Contact Point Marie Skłodowska Curie (NKS MSC)
11.00–11.15 h Offline-Pause | Offline Break
11.15–12.30 h Places of Postdoctoral
Career – The German
Research System

Dr. Heike Wulfert, Forschungsförderung, & Dr. Julia Nase, Berufungsmanagement, TU Dortmund
Von der Beantragung bis zur Zuweisung – Einblick in die Drittmittel­bewirtschaftung
Andrea Bartkowski,
TU Dortmund

Beratung zu Förderformaten der DFG

Consulting on DFG funding programmes

Beratung zu den Marie Skłodowska Curie Maßnahmen

Consulting on the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions

Beratung der Serviceeinrichtungen der UA Ruhr-Universitäten zur Drittmitteleinwerbung

Consulting by the research support services of the UA Ruhr universities

12.30–13.30 h Offline-Pause | Offline Break
13.30–15.00 h Drittmittel für die Postdoc-Karriere | Third-party funding for postdoctoral career
13.30–14.15 Uhr: Fritz Thyssen Stiftung | Fritz Thyssen Foundation
14.15–15.00 Uhr Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung | Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH)
15.00–15.30 h Online-Pause | Online Break
15.30–16.45 h Initiating national and international research associations
Prof. Dr. Swantje Bargmann,
Chair of Solid Mechanics,
Bergische Universität
Drittmittel als
Karrieremotor –
eines erfolgreichen

Dr. Yannick Hoga,
Lehrstuhl für Ökonometrie, Universität Duisburg-Essen

Beratung zu Förderformaten der Fritz Thyssen Stiftung

Consulting on the funding programmes
of the Fritz Thyssen

Beratung zu Förderformaten der Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

Consulting on the funding programmes of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Beratung der Serviceeinrichtungen der UA Ruhr-Universitäten zur Drittmitteleinwerbung

Consulting by the research support services of the UA Ruhr universities



Please register here until 3 March 2021: https://eveeno.com/rar-karriereforum.

After submitting your data, you will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt by e-mail. We will send you a binding confirmation of participation and the Zoom link after the registration deadline.

Participation in this event is free of charge.

In order to provide you with a comfortable registration process, we use a registration form of our service partner eveeno®. eveeno® works in compliance with the European Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).


If you have any questions about Karriereforum,
please contact:

Nadine Finke-Micheel
Technische Universität Dortmund
Stabsstelle Chancengleichheit, Familie und Vielfalt
Building G1 (Campus Nord), Room E20
Emil-Figge-Str. 66
44227 Dortmund
Phone: +49 (0)231 755-7124

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