Dates of the Spring training has been updated to reflect conference date change due to ongoing pandemic. Please check regularly for possible updates in the training courses.

 

Spring Training Course for Project Proposal Writing – Multi-national Science and Technology Projects

Dear young scientists,

As you are at the early stages of your bright career, you might be feeling that you would probably have your latest project proposal supported if you had a little support with you. Or maybe it was not because your idea was not bright, but the way it was presented was not outstanding.

Sure, you will collect necessary understanding and expertise over time, probably a couple of years if not decades. This timewise cost is too much to burden.

We assure you; the most prominent scientists with numerous project proposals earned acceptance and support and completed their projects with great success, they have been through the same difficulties at their early stages. During “Spring School and Educational Courses” at ICSM 2020, some of these well-experienced scientists from all around the world particularly from Europe, the UK, and the USA will be sharing their accumulated knowledge and skills in project preparation, management, and the evaluation.

The training course is part of our multi-national main conference of “ICSM 2020 – International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism” and will take place just before the main conference in the same venue. You will have a chance of meeting and talking to remarkable scientists from various countries during the Spring School and as well as the conference.

The aim of the course:

We run this training course to teach and train young scientists with a high degree of enthusiasm in preparing project proposals in scientific and technological fields, especially for superconductivity and magnetism related areas.

Dates and duration of the course:

The courses will start at 9 am on the 15th of April 2021 and finish at 1 pm on the 17th of April 2021. In two and a half days, there will be 5 lectures in the morning and 3 lectures in the afternoon. Also, an hour for interactive discussion sessions will be held in the evenings of the first two days.

 

TIMETABLE FOR SPRING TRAINING COURSE

(TO BE UPDATED!)
Thursday, 15 April 2021 Friday, 16 April 2021 Saturday, 17 April 2021
Title of the lecture Lecturer Title of the lecture Lecturer Title of the lecture Lecturer
09:00-09:45 Welcome talk and opening remarks. Ali Gencer
and
İbrahim Belenli
How and where to start writing a project proposal, preliminary work Ali Zaoui Publishing in Peer-Reviewed Journals Laura H.
Greene
09:45-10:00 Break Break
10:00-10:45 Common  easy-to-make mistakes in project proposal writing Bartlomiej A.
Glowacki
Writing a project proposal, progressing with self-criticism. Ali Zaoui Selling your Science: The Art of Effective Proposal Writing Laura H.
Greene
10:45-11:15 Break Break Break
11:15-12:00 Finding the most convenient funding type for your idea Bartlomiej A.
Glowacki
Evaluating an example of a project proposal. Ali Zaoui The Art of Persuasive Communication and Negotiation Laura H.
Greene
12:00-12:15 Break Break
12:15-13:00 Teamwork – right from the beginning (for proposal preparation) Bartlomiej A.
Glowacki
Where to look for novel ideas for the next project? German

F. de la Fuente

Closing remarks – Question&Answers Ali Gencer
and
İbrahim Belenli
13:00-14:30 Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:30-15:15 Project proposals and their funding in Europe Moderator Ali Bozbey Evaluation of the project proposals by European legal bodies German

F. de la Fuente

15:15-15:30 Break Break
15:30-16:15 Strengthening your project proposal with COMSOL pre-results Kévin
Berger
The best and the worst proposal I evaluated. German

F. de la Fuente

16:15-16:30 Break Break
16:30-17:15 Modelling and magnetization of bulk superconductors using COMSOL (1) Kévin
Berger
MSCA-COFUND-type proposals Kristina
Žužek
17:15-17:30 Break Break
17:30-18:15 Modelling and magnetization of bulk superconductors using COMSOL (2) Kévin
Berger
MSCA-ITN (Initial training network)-type proposals Kristina
Žužek