17-24 June 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

8th Munich Cancer Retreat

Event for Young Scientistst at the DKTK partner site Munich


„Scientists Need More! Grant Writing“
Workshop by Schiller&Mertens

In order to get grant funding, applicants have to convince reviewers that their project is interesting and that they are able to plan and run the project. This involves i) identifying your message and storytelling in order to get the message across and ii) key elements of project management: setting SMART goals, identifying strengths, weaknesses, threats and outlining opportunities (SWOT), identifying stakeholders (RACI matrix), planning a timeline (GANTT chart) with workpackages, tasks, interdependencies, milestones and deliverables und ultimately budgeting (forward and backward planning, accounting for staff, consumables, investments and overheads).

After theoretical workup, participants of this course will implement their knowledge into real-science interdisciplinary projects they develop. At the end of the course, the participants will dispose of a personal toolbox that will allow them to communicate efficiently as scientists and write successful grants, skills that are key to success!

Participants will experience interactive lectures, and perform activities followed by moderated group discussions in order to learn from first-hand experience. We will safely move them outside of their “comfort zone” to the “learning zone” (Gerald Hüther) to enhance acquisition of novel skills. Participants will learn by supervised “trial-and-error”. The shortcoming experienced by participants is subsequently resolved in carefully moderated and focused review sessions, using peer-to-peer feedback as powerful

Video about the concept (3 mins): https://youtu.be/7FBF-OEU4Yg

3 Online workshop days with theory and practice (9:00 to 15:00)
June 17, June 23 and June 24, 2021
(8th Munich Cancer Retreat is on June 22, 2021)

If you cannot particpate all 3 days due to clinical duties, please contact me at a.vetter@dkfz.de

We are looking forward to your registration !

The Organizing Committee of the 8th Munich Cancer Retreat


Application for this event is currently open.