Basic Module

Management Skills for Research and University

Traget group: Postdoctoral researchers
Language: English
Duration of the program: 3 month

The next call for applications is expected in 2021.

Program overview

The basic moduleManagement Skills for Research and University imparts fundamental and science-relevant methods and instruments of management. Participants learn the basics of efficient project management and train how to successfully raise third-party funding. In addition, participants strengthen their communication and conflict resolution as well as their leadership and team skills.

Program goals

  • Learning the basics of efficient projectmanagement
  • Training how successfully raise third-party funding
  • Strengthen communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Strengthen leadership and team skills

Conditions of participation & Additional information

The program is aimed at postdocs of all scientific disciplines. Please note your status as one of the following:

  • University of Potsdam
  • Partner institutions
  • External

The participation fee depends on your status. For further information please refer to the current announcement.

Free childcare available during participation in program workshops.


Please submit the following application documents during the application period:

  • Tabular resume
  • Letter of motivation
  • Affiliation to faculty, institute, department and chair. Members of non-university (partner) institutes or external institution: please add the institution
  • Short description of your research project (max 0.5 pages)
  • Preliminary confirmation of participation
  • Coverage of costs

For detailed information, please refer to the call for proposals.