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The Integrated Research Training Group structures the advanced training of doctoral students and postdocs. To this end, we offer an extensive workshop program for the development of research- and career-related as well as personal skills, consulting, networking and mentoring. We will also organize events such as writing ashrams and conferences. A central focus is on the preparation for and support of interdisciplinary research.

Here we provide all members of the Integrated Research Training Group with information. Please check back from time to time!

If you are a (post) doctoral researcher in TRR318 and have not yet received e-mails from the RTG mailing list, please send an e-mail to the RTG address rtg(at)trr318.uni-paderborn(dot)de

We are inviting external PhD candidates to send us expressions of interest for visiting fellowships at our Collaborative Research Centre!

RTG Events

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Planned events:

  • 24.05.2023: Round of interdisciplinarity (Activity afternoon)
  • 22. & 23.06.2023: Leadership Workshop for Postdocs, places available for PhDs responsible for student assistants, led by Margarethe Hubrath
  • 05.07.2023: "In a nutshell: What's significant about significance" (Online Talk by Ingrid Scharlau)
  • 11.08.2023: Writing day (Bielefeld), led by Andrea Karsten
  • 11.09.2023: Navigating inter- and transdisciplinary research fields: analysing positionality — exploring research topographies (apl. Prof. Dr. Ulli Vilsmaie)
  • 18.-20.10.2023: Writing Retreat, led by Andrea Karsten
  • November 2023: TRR + RTG Conference
  • Workshop „Introduction into SPSS“ and Assistance for „Data analysis with R“

Training for PhDs

Presentation Coaching

We offer presentation coachings in small groups for those of you who plan to attend conferences. The general idea of the format is this: You can perform your presentation beforehand in front of other RTG members, who function as a nice and benevolent audience. The others will give structured peer feedback on your performance (speaking in front of others, slides, presentation structure etc.), so that you can reflect on things to keep and things to change for your actual presentation at the conference.

If you do not plan not present at conferences yet, giving peer feedback is a nice opportunity to watch and learn from others.

For arranging a presentation coaching session, we need at last five persons: two or more presenters and three or more peer feedback givers. Please contact us, if you want to arrange a presentation coaching and tell us your desired time slot and the names of those who will be attending: rtg(at)trr318.uni-paderborn(dot)de.

Training for postdocs

Academic leadership

This workshop is a step in preparation for leading one´s own research group with a focus on mutlidisciplinary teams and cross-cultural differences in understanding of leadership. It is in planning for September 2022, further information will follow!

Train the trainer

Depending on the individual profile our postdocs are invited to provide some methods workshops in the RTG program. Therefore, we can provide you with an individual or small group training for preparing, conducting an evaluating short workshops, just let us know via rtg(at)trr318.upb(dot)de!

RTG chief coordinator

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Scharlau

Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 318

Project Leader A05, C01, C04, RTG

Ingrid Scharlau

RTG coordinator

Dr. Ricarda Kurock

Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 318

Koordination der Integrierten Graduiertenschule des TRR318

Ricarda Kurock

Office hours:

Nach Vereinbarung

RTG coordinator

Dr. Elena Bender

Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 318

Coordination of Integrated Research Training Group (RTG)

Elena Bender
+49 5251 60-4495

Office hours:

nach Vereinbarung

RTG coordinator academic writing

Dr. Andrea Karsten

Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 318

Research Training Group (Academic Writing)

Andrea Karsten
+49 5251 60-2907

RTG student assistant

Jasmin Balzereit


RTG student assistant

Caroline Kaiser


RTG student assistant

Palina Makarava