SKY Prepare for Postdoc 2021 - register now!

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Bulletin 13.4.2021

Once a year, the doctoral programme organizes a Prepare for Postdoc -event intended to provide useful advice to SKY doctoral students, who are planning a research career. The event primarily addresses SKY PhD students approaching the end of their doctoral studies, but it is open to all SKY doctoral students considering an academic career regardless of the stage of their doctoral dissertations.

Date: Thursday, 22 April 2021, from 12noon to 4pm
Registration: please fill in the registration e-form latest by Friday, 16 April 2021 

Please note that due to the restrictions relating to the pandemic, the event will take place as an online seminar (Zoom). You will receive more information (e.g. the Zoom link) once the registration period has ended.


12noon-12.15pm Introductions
Including a quick round of what you might consider to be your own goals / good goals for a postdoc phase

12.15pm-12.30pm A brief introduction to the main postdoctoral funding options
Panu Minkkinen

12.30pm-1.30pm What makes a good postdoctoral research proposal?
UH grant coaches Katja Ritari and Taina Tuori 

Followed by Q&A/discussion
Moderator Marjut Jyrkinen

1.30pm-1.45pm Break

1.45pm-2.45pm The title of docent: a national curiosity?
Speakers: Anne Haarala-Muhonen and Panu Minkkinen

Followed by Q&A/discussion
Moderator: Marjut Jyrkinen

2.45pm-3.15pm General discussion
Moderator: Panu Minkkinen

3.30pm-4pm Face-to-face feedback on proposals in breakout rooms
Moderators: Marjut Jyrkinen and Panu Minkkinen

4pm End of seminar

The event can also be seen as a forerunner to some important postdoc deadlines especially suited for SKY graduates: the Academy of Finland (deadline in September), the Kone Foundation (deadline in early September) and the Finnish Cultural Foundation (deadline in October). If you have a reasonably well developed draft for a proposal, and if you wish to receive some extra feedback before finalising it for submission, we invite you to send your draft to us by Tuesday, 6 April 2021, at the latest by clicking the 'Continue to send attachments' box below and uploading the file at the next stage of registration after you have submitted the general part of the registration form. You will then be assigned a slot during which one of the supervisors will give you personal feedback on the strengths and potential weaknesses of your proposal. Please note that this option is reserved for those who already have reasonably well developed proposal ready. There will be other opportunities for brainstorming on how to develop a provisional idea into a project proposal.

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