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Project Management for Researchers

Transferable skill development – we bridge the

You have to organise a research project in the near future? Project management means nothing to you?

The course “Project Management for Researchers” provides the basics for successful planning, application and implementation of research projects. Researchers need fundamental knowledge of project management methods to meet growing demands while organising research projects. Workshop participants learn about the most important elements in project management in practical exercises. You will apply these methods and discuss the results. Main focus will be the management of research projects during the proposal submission stage since the foundations for later project implementation are laid here.


  • Analysis of research environment, definition of projects, stakeholder management
  • Project objectives, how to deal with moving targets
  • Project structuring (time, content)
  • Project planning (activities, quality, costs, data)
  • Project organisation (roles of participants, competences, tasks and responsibilities)
  • Financial administration
  • Project monitoring and steering
  • Risk management
  • Project leadership
  • Social Media for the improvement of communication and the dissemination of results


  • Theoretical introduction and practical exercises in groups
  • Transfer work
  • Interaction with participants -  discussion of practical examples (personal cases also welcome)

Other information:

  • For PhDs, post docs, who are planning to submit a research proposal, scientific or administrative staff working within research proposals
  • Participants: 15
  • 2 day training course (can be adapted to particular needs)
  • Language: German or English


Dr med Andrea Degen – EUrelations AG

Research Management, Grant Writing, Fund Acquisition

  • Physician in clinic and research
  • > 10 years of participation in R&D projects in Life Sciences, Energy and Environment
  • Since 2006 management partner in R&D projects
  • Founder and former CEO of EUrelations AG, Research Management Agency
  • Former NCP (National Contact Point), Switzerland, Euresearch

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