Managing Diversity within Research Teams:
A Project Laboratory
Track 2: Project Laboratory
Gabriela Pleschová (ADS) www.pleschova.fses.uniba.sk, www.eurea.sk
Marta Benettin (European University Institute, to be confirmed)
Efficient accomplishment of projects demands strategic planning, starting with the
formulation of an idea and leading to the development of a concrete project schedule. This
includes amongst other things the laying down of realistic objectives, an analysis of the
surrounding conditions, finding out information about available resources and the capabilities
of the organisation, as well as the definition of work packages, proposition of a detailed
budget and an operating schedule.
Based on the varying capabilities of the participants, the setting of the workshop focuses on
generating knowledge from the experience of working on real projects in step with actual
practice in a project laboratory. In order to become a real kick-off phase towards the
realisation of projects, part of the workshop will be held by experts, from renowned research
funding institutions who can give instructions and guidance for the application for EU and
The participants of the workshop will learn about fundraising and project management in a
project laboratory in step with actual practice. The participants will be informed on following
project schemes: EU Framework program 7, programs of the European Science Foundation,
INTAS, Jean Monnet programs, CEI, Aktion, Erasmus/Socrates program, public foundations,
corporate funding, etc as well as different tools that may facilitate mobility of researchers and
preparation of research projects (Europass, Marie Currie Fellowship scheme, etc.). During the
event, all participants will be guided throughout the process of preparing and concluding a
research proposal involving components of international cooperation.
Expected learning outcomes
We expect the training participants to learn where to apply for funding for their research
project on the European level as well as to prepare a competitive project application.
Moreover, we expect as the next step that their knowledge will be transferred into the
participants’ own scientific “everyday life” projects.
9:00 – 10:30: Lecture, Fundraising possibilities for international research projects for junior
European researchers – part I.
10:30 – 11:00: break
11:00 – 12:30: Lecture, Fundraising possibilities for international research projects for junior
European researchers – part II.
12:30 – 14:00: Lunch
14:00 – 15:00: Lecture, Principles of a successful project application
15:00 – 17:00: individual and team work, elaboration and improvement of a project
17:00 – 19:00: Workshop, presentations of project applications, discussion over the
improvements and strong parts