Digital Research Project

  • Master's Program Management, Communication & IT
Course unit code
Level of course unit
  • Master
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 3
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 5.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • Dr. van Kooten Willemijn
  • FH-Prof. Dr. Schlögl Stephan
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • Students understand the purpose and instruments of (EU) funding programs. They understand the main features of EU projects, and the logic and elements of project proposals. They develop and discuss possible project ideas. They will apply techniques of idea generation and brainstorming, and strengthen their analytical skills as well as their ability to work together in a team. Their communication and presentation skills are strengthened, and their leadership and conflict resolution skills are enhanced.
Mode of delivery
  • face-to-face (Präsenzveranstaltung)
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • none
Course contents
  • - (European) funding landscape
    - Stakeholders in funding projects
    - Content elements and logic of funding applications
    - Development of project ideas
    - Writing a grant proposal
    - Presenting a project idea to a panel of experts
Recommended or required reading
  • - Damaskinidis, G., & Christodoulou, A. (2019). Writing Research Proposals for Social Sciences and Humanities in a Higher Education Context. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    - Erickson, D., & Lacson, C. (2015). Effective Proposal Writing: Making Your Words Impact Reviewers.
    - Mazzarol, T., & Reboud, S. (2019). Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Theory, Practice and Context. Springer Singapore.
    - Oster, S., & Cordo, P. (2015). Successful Grant Proposals in Science, Technology and Medicine: A Guide to Writing the Narrative. Cambridge University Press.
    - Zane, E. B. (2016). Writing Proposals: A Handbook of What Makes Your Project Right for Funding. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures, discussions and individual and group work.
Assessment methods and criteria
  • To monitor the students’ learning this course will provide ongoing assignments as a basis for feedback and grading (formative assessment) and/or will evaluate the students learning at the end of the course or an instructional unit via exams, final project reports, essays or seminar papers (summative assessment).
Language of instruction
  • English