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Research Management & Leadership

Management Skills for Research and University

Traget group: postdoctoral researchers, junior and tenure track professors
Language: English
Duration of the program: 3 months

The new application round for the 2023/2024 round is expected to start in July 2023.

Program overview

The program Research Management & Leadership (former Basic module) equips postdocs and junior professors and tenure track professors with fundamental and science-relevant methods and instruments of management. It includes four topics (workshops) in which participants strengthen their leadership, communication and project management skills. In addition, the topic funding is included as its own workshop. The program’s main idea is to go beyond general management principles by considering the nature of academic research, comprehensively bridging the gap between management skills on the one hand and research projects on the other hand.

Program goals

  • Learning the basics of efficient projectmanagement
  • Strengthen communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Getting to know how to successfully acquire external funding
  • Strengthen leadership and team skills

Conditions of participation & Additional information

The program is aimed at postdocs, junior and tenure track professors 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:

  • Online registration
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Short description of your research project (max 0.5 pages)
  • Preliminary confirmation of participation
  • If applicable coverage of costs

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

Porträt Dr. Maja Starke-Liebe

Contact person: Dr. Maja Starke-Liebe

Potsdam Graduate School


WIS | Wissenschaftsetage, 4th floor
Am Kanal 47
14467 Potsdam