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CfP Workshop: Academic Practices for Early Career Researchers

November 12

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Workshop, University of Aarhus 12 November 2019       

Application Deadline: 13 October 2019

This workshop is aimed at PhD candidates, Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and early career researchers (ECR) whose graduation dates back no longer than eight years. This workshop offers the opportunity to exchange points of view and challenges about the requirements ECRs need to fulfil as emerging academics. At the core of this one-day workshop at the University of Aarhus, Denmark will be the following themes:

1. Teaching

  • How to prepare a new module?
  • How to prepare your first lecture/seminar?

2. Supervision (BA, Honours & MA level)

  • Time management
  • Providing academic guidance and pastoral support
  • Motivational aspects of supervision

3. Creating an individual research profile

  • Advice on generating publications
  • Cooperation with junior & senior colleagues
  • Time management

4. Preparing for the job market

  • What is a job talk?
  • How do I prepare for it?
  • How do I prepare for an interview?

5. The heat is on for ECRs – Coping with pressure

One of the results of this workshop is the drafting of a so-called “ERC Fact sheet” summarising the main conclusions of our discussion on the afore-mentioned five topics. This workshop report will be published on the COST ENTER website.

The workshop is coordinated and taught by Dr Anna-Sophie Maass, Lecturer in International Relations and Diplomacy at the University of Lancaster, UK: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/ppr/about-us/people/anna-sophie-maass and Professor Dr Natalia Chaban, Jean Monnet Chair, University of Canterbury, New Zealand: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/arts/contact-us/people/natalia-chaban.html

Eligibility Criteria for Participation in Workshop:

  • Given the COST Action’s financial rules, this workshop can only accept participants from the following countries:Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Republic of Moldova,Montenegro, The Netherlands, The Republic of North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.
  • Special Information for Prospective Applicants from the United Kingdom: We have been informed by the COST Association that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, expenses incurred by UK-affiliated researchers in the framework of COST activities may become ineligible. We therefore suggest that prospective spring school applicants from the UK consider reimbursement possibilities from other sources should we be unable to reimburse them after the training school. For more information, please contact the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy of the UK Government (www.gov.uk/beis | https://twitter.com/beisgovuk).
  • Participating in the ECIN workshop and the spring school/WG1 workshop is possible in principle; however, COST will only reimburse you once.

How to Apply?

The workshop is limited to 8 participants. They will receive funding from COST to attend this ECIN workshop in Aarhus. Travel, accommodation and sustenance cost will be covered according to the COST rules. To be considered eligible for funding, please prepare an abstract of 300-400 words in which you explain:

  1. In which stage of your academic life are you? What is your research interest?
  2. Which of the afore mentioned five topics shall be primarily be addressed during the workshop? Why?
  3. What are some challenges you currently face in your academic profession?
  4. How can the network for ECR of COST ENTER help you to strive? What future activities of the ECIN would you like to contribute to?

Thank you for submitting your abstracts to a.maass@lancaster.ac.uk until 13 October.

Details

Date:
November 12

Organizers

Prof. Dr. Natalia Chaban (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
Dr Anna-Sophie Maass (University of Lancaster, UK)

Venue

Aarhus University
Nordre Ringgade 1
Aarhus, 8000 Denmark
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Website:
https://international.au.dk/

Details

Date:
November 12

Organizers

Prof. Dr. Natalia Chaban (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
Dr Anna-Sophie Maass (University of Lancaster, UK)

Venue

Aarhus University
Nordre Ringgade 1
Aarhus, 8000 Denmark
+ Google Map
Website:
https://international.au.dk/