Dates of the Autumn School and Educational Courses (ASEC-2021) with training has been updated as

Final Program   (Updated on 7 October, 2021)

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 from your peers. Or maybe it was not because your idea was not bright, but the way it was presented was not outstanding, and that your proposal was not accepted.

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,  support and completed their projects with great success, they have been through the same difficulties at their early stages. During “Autumn School and Educational Courses” at ICSM 2021, 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 prosesses.

The training course is part of our multi-national main conference of “ICSM 2021 – International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism” and  ASEC-2021 will take place just before the main conference in the same venue. You will have a chance of meeting and talking to remarkable scientists, most-prestigious experts from various countries during the Autumn 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 of research. Young researchers specialised in other fields of science are also welcome to attend.

Dates and duration of the course:

The courses will start at 9 am on the 19th of October 2021 and finish at 1 pm on the 21st of October 2021. In two and a half days, there will be 5 lectures in the morning and 3 lectures in the afternoon. Also, an hour of interactive discussion sessions will be held in the evenings of the first two days, with informal and social nature.



Tuesday, 19 October 2021 Wednesday, 20 October 2021 Thursday, 21 October, 2021
Title of the lecture Lecturer Title of the lecture Lecturer Title of the lecture Lecturer
09:00-12:30 Registration Until Lunch Time How and where to start writing a project proposal, preliminary work Ali Zaoui Publishing in Peer-Reviewed Journals Laura H.
Break Break
Writing a project proposal, progressing with self-criticism. Ali Zaoui Selling your Science: The Art of Effective Proposal Writing Laura H.
Break Break
Evaluating an example of a project proposal. Ali Zaoui The Art of Persuasive Communication and Negotiation Laura H.
Where to look for novel ideas for the next project? German

F. de la Fuente

Closing remarks – Question&Answers Ali Gencer
İbrahim Belenli
13:00-14:30 Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:30-15:15 The need for the school and some views on sustainable development Ali Gencer Evaluation of the project proposals by European legal bodies German

F. de la Fuente

15:15-15:30 Break Break
15:30-16:15 Presentation of the COST Action CA19108 – High-Temperature SuperConductivity for AcceLerating the Energy Transition Kévin
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
How to write proposals to secure funding Waseem Haidar
17:15-17:30 Break Break
17:30-18:15 Modelling and magnetization of bulk superconductors using COMSOL (2) Kévin
1- How to write proposals to secure large equipment

(17:30- 18:15)

2- Funding Schemes in USA for International Collaboration


Waseem Haidar