welcome to the platform for my consulting activities on research funding and
proposal writing. Unfortunately my web provider died unexpectedly
- and in consequence I lost my established
Here you note my attempts to set up
a new website. Yes, attempts! Because this time I will do it all by myself,
using the open source HTML-editor KompoZer. But, as I already learned: this
will take time! There are other tasks I have to attend to - but ever so
often I will try to learn and add a bit. Be sure the
next versions will be much nicer (and hopefully in time even graphically elaborate!).
I used to be a scientific coworker
of the Max Planck Society - and as a sideline advised on research funding
topics. I was pretty good at this, and thus continued this line after my
official retirement. These days I lecture for all kind of organizations in
Germany and abroad (e.g. Graduate Schools) and coach scientists to successfully
apply for grants from German funding organizations - and especially the Marie Curie
and ERC programs of the Horizon 2020 programs of the European Commission.
you will find details of the two routes my consulting has taken. On one
hand I give seminars: either a day-long seminar on the wide
variety of funding opportunities from DAAD via foundations, H2020
and NATO to the international possibilities - or a very much
hands-on seminar on the points to consider when applying for a
Starting, Consolidator or Advanced Grant from the European Research
Council (ERC). And on the other hand I accompany an individual
scientist as her/his personal "devils advocate" during the process of
improving an application to the Marie Curie Program, the German
"Wissenschaftsrat", the Israel Science Foundation and
particularly the ERC. For my successful ERC StG and CoG customers from
abroad this includes coaching by Skype for the interview phase in
Brussels, quite similar to the seminars offered in Germany by KoWi
or the Max Planck Society.
You will find some information about
myself and the support I offer for universities, "Fachhochschulen" and independent research institutions in the attached flyer.
Please note that, in general, I tend not to consult for
scientists in industry or commerce. However, as I
recently expanded my portfolio it might be best to check the topics below - or contact
me at email@example.com !
Thanks for your interest,
- Some details about
and my CV
- A brief explanation of my motivations
- My portfolio for
* German universities & research
institutions (including examples)
"Fachhochschulen" (including agenda)
* Universities & research
institutions outside Germany (including examples)
* Individual counselling for Marie Curie (MSCA)
and ERC calls
used to be a real scientists - and here I will present the old
MIDE listings for my matrix isolation spectroscopy colleagues.
Scientific cooperation with JAPAN:
A copy of my article on "Hidden
Opportunities. A personal view of German-Japanese scientific
cooperations" published in the newsletter 04/2014 of
the Deutsch-Japanischer Wirtschaftskreis (Düsseldorf) and the updated
version from Scientific cooperation with RUSSIA:
Since 1986 I was involved in establishing scientific contacts and
cooperations between the matrix isolation communities in the
"West" and in the (now former) Soviet Union. On my first visits to
Moscow, Charkov, St. Petersburg and Nishni Novgorod I was hit hard
by the lack of information and communication on both sides. Tempted by
a discussion with Academician Oleg Nefedov, both a matrix isolation
chemist and a Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences USSR, I
wrote an article about my experiences and thoughts - which he arranged
to be published in "Nauka". Here you find the Russian version and my initial English text - and after 25 years I fear that not that much has changed...
PS: Eine deutsche Version dieser Webseite wird es erst
nach Fertigstellung der englischen Version geben!
Ausnahme: das Angebot für Fachhochschulen in NRW.