Upcoming IMPRS Events

Upcoming IMPRS Events

Genetic Basis of Color Pattern Evolution in East African Cichlids

Doctoral defense of Sabine Urban
Doctorate with Axel Meyer, University of Konstanz [more]

Grant Proposal Writing - online workshop-part 1

Grant Proposal Writing - How to design and communicate your project convincingly
Note that the workshop has been divided into four half day sessions. Successful grant proposal writing is a fundamental basis to fund a career in research. There are plenty of national and international funding programmes with different funding schemes. Each scheme has its individual context and thematic focus, eligibility and funding rules, submission and evaluation process, and evaluation criteria. Thus, the detailed features and aspects of a successful proposal in one funding scheme are naturally differing from those of a successful proposal in another funding scheme. However, the process of how to work out these details is a common denominator to the different funding schemes. It requires skills way beyond the ability to work out a research idea in detail. [more]

Corona FUNDING

Application deadline: 6th of November
The IMPRS Corona emergency funding aims to support our students in the final stage of their doctorate, whose work suffered from a severe setback due to the Covid-19 crisis. Eligible are doctoral candidates whose contract ends before 31st of August 2021 and who will run out of funding after their third year, if they have no other options to receive funding for extending their contract. These students can apply for a maximum of 1-3 months funding from the IMPRS, which will cover salary (contract based on TVöD 13, 50%) but no travel, fees, equipment etc. [more]

Ethical project design for research involving animals

Animal Ethics
Ethical awareness lies at the heart of any research-programme that involves using animals. While we tend to design a project and then consider the ethics, placing research ethics and animal welfare foremost in the development process does more than help to gain approval for the work; a clearly defined harm-benefit analysis can shape the project’s development, underpinning all aspects of the work, and identifying the research benefits from the beginning.In this workshop you will cover all aspects of ethical thinking covered by research regulations and FELASA requirements. You will understand the different attitudes to animals held by society, the core ideas that underpin perspectives and how they have influenced current legislation and practices. Considering ethics in practice does not provide the ‘truth’ but will help you understand the differences between views held by different members of society, and why those perspectives are important. This training uses ethical thinking as a foundation to create a protocol with clear outcomes, and with benefits that can be clearly understood by both those who assess its suitability and those who will work within it. You will learn how to write a clear harm-benefit statement and use it as the focus for a successful research application: one that is approved first time. [more]

Grant Proposal Writing - online workshop-part 2

Grant Proposal Writing - How to design and communicate your project convincingly
Note that the workshop has been divided into four half day sessions. Successful grant proposal writing is a fundamental basis to fund a career in research. There are plenty of national and international funding programmes with different funding schemes. Each scheme has its individual context and thematic focus, eligibility and funding rules, submission and evaluation process, and evaluation criteria. Thus, the detailed features and aspects of a successful proposal in one funding scheme are naturally differing from those of a successful proposal in another funding scheme. However, the process of how to work out these details is a common denominator to the different funding schemes. It requires skills way beyond the ability to work out a research idea in detail. [more]

Scientific Writing for Advanced Students - CANCELLED!

Scientific Writing for Advanced Students - CANCELLED
Due to the COVID-pandemic this course has to be cancelled! As the value of this course is being away from the usual "working environment", it is NO reasonable alternative to carry out the workshop online! [more]

Conference Presentation and Presentation Skills Training in a Virtual Stage

Online workshop + individual coaching
This online seminar provides participants the opportunity to improve their presentation skills particularly for the virtual audience. Throughout the two-day workshop, participants will be guided through interactive exercises to improve verbal and nonverbal communication, improve the ability to listen and react generously, and to integrate focusing techniques, which empower the speaker. Attention will also be given to structural and language aspects to improve clarity and flow of the talk. [more]

BRIDGE FUNDING

Application deadline: 1st December
The objective of the IMPRS bridge funding is to enable IMPRS doctoral candidates without funding to finish their doctoral project. A doctorate at the IMPRS for Organismal Biology should be aimed for 3 years, maximum 4 years. IMPRS students who will run out of funding after 3 years may apply for a maximum of 6 months funding from the IMPRS. Additionally, the applicant should prove their previous or current efforts to find funding (e.g. through a rejection letter of the funding institution or proof of application currently under review) and clearly demonstrate the feasibility to submit the thesis within the requested period (e.g. one paper published or at least submitted). The application should be submitted to the IMPRS coordinator between 6 and 3 months before the start of the requested funding period. [more]

Career Workshop - online workshop-part 1

Career Workshop
Note that the workshop has been divided into four half day sessions. The end of a PhD or a PostDoc comes along with some essential questions: What comes after my PhD or my current PostDoc? Which options do I have? What do I really want to do? What is important to me? Which competencies do I have? How do I put myself into a good light without being too modest? How do I find a position and apply to it? How can I support my own career? How do I get in touch with host institutions or potential employers? How do I best prepare for a job interview? [more]

Career Workshop - online workshop-part 2

Career Workshop
Note that the workshop has been divided into four half day sessions. The end of a PhD or a PostDoc comes along with some essential questions: What comes after my PhD or my current PostDoc? Which options do I have? What do I really want to do? What is important to me? Which competencies do I have? How do I put myself into a good light without being too modest? How do I find a position and apply to it? How can I support my own career? How do I get in touch with host institutions or potential employers? How do I best prepare for a job interview? [more]

Statistics Module 1: Introduction to basic statistics and R

Statistics Module 1: Introduction to basic statistics and R
Day 1: Introduction to R (working in the batch modus, programming language R, reading and displaying data, writing functions, simulating data) + Basic theory (Probability distributions, Central limit theorem, Bayes theorem, Bootstrapping, Inference from data using frequentist and Bayesian methods, classical frequentist tests (t-, F-, Chi-, Wilcoxon-test)) Day 2: Computation techniques (Monte Carlo simulation, Approximations), Application to own or simulated data: Comparison of two means using frequentist and Bayesian methods, Discussion [more]

Statistics Module 2: Linear Models and Linear Mixed Models with R

Statistics Module 2: Linear Models and Linear Mixed Models with R
Linear models (LM) and linear mixed models (LME): Linear Regression, multiple Regression, ANOVA, ANCOVA, model selection (group work), linear mixed models, work on own data [more]

Statistics Module 3: Generalised linear models and generalised linear mixed models

Statistics Module 3: Generalised linear models and generalised linear mixed models
Generalised linear models and generalised linear mixed models: Binomial model, Poission model, GLMM and work on own data [more]
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