Information about this years' virtual Coordination Workshop

The DFG Priority Programme "Antarctic Research" organises a coordination workshop every year. This is aimed at scientists and research groups of German universities and research institutions and takes place about one month before the annual application deadline (begining of November).

Due to the Corona virus pandemic, this years' coordination workshop is held virtually

In order to include the foreign participants we ask you to give your presentations in English.

 

The coordination workshop is mandatory for applicants

(a) who want to apply for a new project in the SPP Antarctic Research,

(b) who wish to apply for renewal, and

(c) who are currently funded under the priority programme.


Note to a,b: New applicants and those applying for an extension are asked to provide a "Projektskizze", which also includes half a page (maximum!) on the project idea, assignment to the overarching topics of the SPP, rough budget information and indication for collaboration within the SPP. Please find the template for the "Projektskizze" here.

Please consider the following points when preparing the Projektskizze and your proposal:

  • The length of the Projektskizze should be a maximum of one page (incl. half a page for the project idea) - please adhere to the formatting of the template!
  • The main focus of the SPP is research in Antarctica. Comparative studies in the Arctic are possible, but NOT as main topic.
  • The aim of the SPP is to support researchers from German universities. If you work at non-university research institutions such as AWI, MPIs etc., you have to collaborate with a university partner ("Kooperationspflicht") - unless you apply for your own (fixed-term) position.
  • The project idea must fall under at least one of the four overarching questions of the SPP.
  • Please include a modest & justified budget (Remember, the annual budget of the SPP is around 2.5 Mio €, shared between 30-35 applications/10-15 funded projects!)
  • Please provide contact details to allow for networking with other applicants and researchers with current projects.

Note to c: Applicants with a currently funded project are requested to present their results in poster form. The following applies to report posters within the framework of the annual coordination workshop: size DIN A3 portrait format, the SPP logo (SPP-Logo with text) and the funding number must be displayed next to the title. The poster should state the objectives of the work, briefly describe the method, present the results to date and give an outlook on the future work / studies. A critical assessment of problems may also be included.

For the virtual meeting, we ask participants to register online at the University of Rostock (find the instructions here - English version on page 2!) until the 20th of August 2020, and send their posters and Projektskizzen as pdfs together with their username to the coordination office - because of access restrictions it is unfortunately not possible to upload documents externally. From the 31st of August, we will email the access link for the webpage to all registered users, who then have the opportunity to view the uploaded pdfs to familiarize themselves with current projects and intended proposals, and to contact potential collaborators well in advance of the proposal deadline. We expect all members of the community to treat new project ideas confidentially.

Moreover, a video will be uploaded by the coordinator in which the SPP is introduced, including general information for the application process and logistics, SCAR, Pangaea etc. From 1st of September onwards, the coordinator and the coordination office will be available to answer questions about the application process etc. via telephone or email.

These Projektskizzen and posters have been submitted for this years' virtual coordination workshop.


Coordination Workshop 2019 in Bremen

 

The annual coordination workshop of the DFG priority programme "Antarctic Research" is aimed at scientists from German universities, colleges and research institutions and took place from 25 to 27 September 2019 at the University of Bremen. The coordination workshop is mandatory for applicants who want to apply for a new project in the SPP Antarctic Research (5-minute presentation) or who want to apply for an extension, as well as for those currently funded within the framework of the priority programme (poster presentation).

Here you can find the corresponding programme on English and a list of the presented posters.


Coordination Workshop 2018 in Gießen

 

The annual coordination workshop of the DFG priority programme "Antarctic Research" is aimed at scientists from German universities, colleges and research institutions and took place from 12 to 14 September 2018 at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen (JLU). The coordination workshop is mandatory for applicants who want to apply for a new project in the SPP Antarctic Research (5-minute presentation) or who want to apply for an extension, as well as for those currently funded within the framework of the priority programme (poster presentation).

Here you can find the corresponding programme on the German and English websites and a list of the presented posters.