WP 4: Training
The overall goal of the P-TRAP training is to provide a platform for Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) to gain knowledge and experience in cutting-edge research on the one hand and in environmental business practices on the other hand.
WP 4 is lead by the University of Bayreuth, and has the following objectives:
i) Enable ESRs to conduct innovative scientific research by using state-of-the-art methodology and approaches
ii) to communicate their results with the scientific community
iii) to operate in different research Environments
iv) to think and act beyond disciplinary boundaries, to be aware about the societal, legislative, and economical context of their Research
v) to identify stakeholders of their research and are able to delineate research in view of their Needs
vi) ESRs are trained in the valorisation of their expertise towards the public and private sector
vii) to recognise business opportunities of finding innovative solutions to environmental challenges
To achieve the objectives, WP 4 has two tasks. Each task involves several participants and leads to distinct deliverables and milestones, which have to be reported towards the EC.
Task 1: Organise local training (all beneficiaries and partner organisations)
Organise training through personal career development plans comprising training activities provided by the host institutions with a focus on technical, scientific, and generic skills which reflect the methodological expertise of each beneficiary.
Task 2: Coordinate network-wide training (all beneficiaries and partner organisations)
Organise training focusing on transferable skills, complimentary scientific competences, activities enforcing the interdisciplinary qualification and secondments to both the non- academic and academic sector
D4.1 (due month 9, lead UU, confidential): Transferable Skills Training Course (TSTC) 1 – Course ” Being a scientist in the 21st century” is held.
D4.2 (due month 13, lead UU, confidential): Science School 1 – Science School ‘Coupling of Fe and P dynamics on global and microscopic scale’ is held.
D4.3 (due month 13, lead UU, confidential): Transferable Skills Training Course (TSTC) 2 – Course ‘E-learning modules as dissemination channels’ is held.
D4.4 (due month 14, lead UU, confidential): Career Development Plan – All ESRs finalized a Career Development Plan (CDP) and submitted it to the Training Board.
D4.5 (due month 14, lead UU, confidential): Research log & Training log – All ESRs started Research log & Training log
D4.6 (due month 18, lead UNIVIE, confidential): Transferable Skills Training Course (TSTC) 3 – Course “P-TRAP seen from a stakeholder’s perspective” is held.
D4.7 (due month 25, lead KU Leuven, confidential): Science School 2 – Science School ‘Modelling nutrient fluxes in soils, rives and lakes’ is held.
D4.8 (due month 25, lead KU Leuven, confidential): Transferable Skills Training Course (TSTC) 4 – Course ‘Open science and communicating out of the ivory tower’ is held.
D4.9 (due month 30, lead Deltares, confidential): Transferable Skills Training Course (TSTC) 5 – Course ‘Entrepreneurship: from innovative idea to business plan’ is held.
D4.10 (due month 36, lead UU, confidential): Secondments – Progress report on performed secondments
D4.11 (due month 37, lead UNIMAN, confidential): Transferable Skills Training Course (TSTC) 6 – Course ‘What’s next’ is held.
D4.12 (due month 37, lead EAWAG, confidential): Science School 3 / Stakeholder Workshop – Science School 3 / Stakeholder Workshop “P management and retention from non-point sources” is held.
MS1 (due month 12, lead UU): Recruitment of ESRs – Recruitment complete (report)