Daria Martin, Schering Stiftung Projektraum


Young Leaders in Science - Five Modules to Success

In addition to their research and teaching responsibilities, scientists nowadays are increasingly confronted with management tasks. The managerial basics, however, are not taught as part of their university education. To fill this gap, the Ernst Schering Foundation, in cooperation with the Center for Science & Research Management in Speyer, has developed the Young Leaders in Science program.

The program aims to provide young scientists in the natural and life sciences with the communication and management basics necessary to direct their own research group. It thus seeks to facilitate the young scientist’s transition from being a staff member without leadership tasks to becoming a leader with personnel and financial responsibilities. The program provides young leaders with both the knowledge and the necessary instruments to help them meet their responsibilities.

After the successful completion of five courses, the sixth round of the management training, which consists of five modules, is scheduled to start in May 2016. Applications are not possible anymore.

Communication and Conflict Management, Team Leadership and Cooperation, Basics of Science Management

May 23-25, 2016 | “Schloss Etelsen” near Bremen

(Appointment-) Negotiations, Selection of Staff

July 21-23, 2016 | Hotel Agora in Münster

Staff Management, Labor and Employment Law

November 9-11, 2016 | ‘Evangelische Bildungsstätte Schwanenwerder‘ near Berlin.

Media Training, Scientific Misconduct, Time and Self Management

January 19-21, 2017 | “Schloss Etelsen” near Bremen

Project Management and Application Coaching, Financial Management

March 30 – April 1, 2017 | Alanus University Bonn

The course will include a personal mentoring program, i.e. every participant will be individually supported by a senior scientist for the duration of the program.

The course is conducted in German.

Participant fee

The Ernst Schering Foundation covers as a grant half of the costs. The second part of the program costs has to be paid by the participants as a participation fee of 3,061 EUR per person. Participants must pay their own travel expenses as well. It is expected that these costs are borne by the seconding research institutions.

Upon completion of all modules, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

For further information please contact

Andrea Bölling | Project Manager Science
Phone 030-20 62 29 60 | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Young Leaders in Science


Young Leaders in Science


Young Leaders in Science


Young Leaders in Science








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