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Workshop: Get the New Year to a flying start with a pre-nup agreement with new collaborators for the upcoming 2022 IMC-Seed Grant

Info about event


Thursday 17 March 2022,  at 11:45 - 16:00


IMC meeting room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, building 1483, room 312


The IMC Seed funding is a key instrument at IMC. It allows researchers to explore new fields, questions and collaborations and it may support pilot studies, which could be developed into full projects and applications. The deadline for the 2022 Seed Grant application is going to be April 20th. However, this year we are going to be trying out something fun to get you into grant-writing mode but importantly to start finding your new collaborators that is one of the key essentials of the seed funding.

We will be running a grant-writing board game (yes you read that correctly) – called ESHIP:Navigating Uncertainty – Research Grant edition.

ESHIP: NavigatingUncertainty is a game developed by Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit and his firm BioSymfonix EduGames that designs & publishes learning games. ESHIP is already a successful game that teaches Entrepreneurship and handling uncertainty to people interested in starting a venture. However, when queried by the Junior Research Association at AU to make a contextualization of the game that might be more suited towards researchers – Rajiv and his co-founder Taru put their heads together to make a Research Grant edition. This game was successfully piloted earlier this November and created a lot of new collaborations and ideas for projects amongst the junior researcher community. It thus is a very apt format to try this game also at the IMC and especially in the context of the IMC Seed-grant.

The aim of this workshop is simple. Come with an open mind. Find someone you have not interacted with earlier and form a team together (min. 3 people per team and max of 4). Maybe you have interacted with someone already or discussed a project proposal theoretically – and would like to now form a real team – this is also OK. We hope that at the end of the session you would have built new bridges, identified new collaborators, come up with interesting research proposals, become better equipped to deal with inevitable uncertainties, have fun and most importantly have a skeletal grant proposal that you can use to build towards the IMC Seed-Grant call or other interdisciplinary grant calls.

Registration is required.


11:45-12:15 - Sandwiches and game debrief 

12:15-15:15 - game run 

15:15-15:40- team pitches of their ideas 

15:40-16:00 - post-game debrief and Q&A