Workshops 2019


Our workshops aim to improve soft skills and provide further insight into certain career paths. Participation in the workshops is free of charge. However, registration is required, as there is only a limited number of slots available. Please note that the workshops are scheduled in parallel with the Career Fair talks.

Fundamentals of Grant Writing with Angelika Hofmann

For a successful grant, basic grant writing principles are a prerequisite, as is clear scientific writing.  Learn to organize and compose your thoughts and apply winning writing principles within your next proposal through this workshop.  Participants will also hear about common mistakes to avoid and receive guidance on best practices and the review process. Key sections of a grant will be highlighted, and hands-on exercises will be included.  Emphasis will be on how to achieve maximum impact and success in grant writing with the reader and reviewer in mind.

The workshop is presented by Dr. Angelika Hofmann, Strategic Projects and Communications Advisor to the Vice Provost for Research at Yale University and author of two major textbooks on the topic: Scientific Writing and Communication – Papers, Proposals, and Presentations (Oxford University Press)  and Writing in the Biological Sciences (Oxford University Press).

Presentations that Pop: Bringing Science to Life with Deb Koen

Communicating science through presentations plays a large role in delivering messages

within the scientific community and beyond to the general public. The most effective speakers can design and present a scientific talk that conveys scientific information of value in a way that engages the audience.

This workshop provides practical approaches that are immediately applicable to:

● Prepare the content and delivery for a meaningful and lively scientific presentation that best represents you and your research

● Structure the introduction, core content, and conclusion to engage the audience aurally and visually

● Identify ways to adapt your formal presentation to more casual situations (e.g.  networking and informal conversations) to tailor your message and reflect favorably on your career.

Join in this opportunity to increase your confidence and your impact through these key presentation practices