Workshop ‘How to get a Postdoc’ – 23 June 2023

How to get a Postdoc – Online

Date: 23 June 2023

Location: Online

Credits: 1 EC

ARCHON is organizing a workshop for PhD students: How to get a postdoc. This workshop will be organized with the aim to offer PhD students information about what they can expect from a postdoc position and how to (successfully) apply for one. Topics such as different kinds of postdoc-positions, how to apply for positions and how to write an application will be discussed. The workshop will be given by research grants specialist Marco Last. 

Participants will receive individual feedback on their scientific proposals for a fictive individual research project, for example a VENI or a Rubicon. The committee will exist of representatives from the area of humanities and sociology.

Participants will have to submit a proposal for a fictive individual research project (max. 500 words) in advance. The deadline for the proposal is the 9th of June. After registration participants will receive information on where to send the abstract to.


10:30 – 11:00- Introduction by Marco Last

11:00 – 11:45 How to be a postdoc? By postdoctoral researcher (NWO VENI grant) dr. Joseph Sony Jean

11:45 – 12:15 A view from behind the scenes of the (VENI) selection committee by prof. dr. Fleur Kemmers

12:15 – 12:30 break

12:30 – 13:00 Tips & Tricks to write a narrative C.V. by Marco Last

13:00 – ca. 14:30 Proposal review session by Marco Last


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