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Information on call and proposal


  • duration should be 3-5 days, either in spring or fall 2020
  • consecutive workshops are possible: if consecutive workshops are planned, this should be already indicated in the proposal
  • renewal applications from succesful workshops are also possible


  • please submit your proposal (one single file) to Barbara Seuss ✉ mail to
  • proposals should have a length of max. 5 pages and be submitted by two principal investigators
  • please consider that we strongly encourage diversity (i.e., among applicants and participants, gender and carreer stage)
  • please download and use the template

What to include in your proposal?

>> please also see the template for specific information

  • Information on the applicants
  • Workshop title and acronym
  • Brief summary and extended workshop description; include a suggested schedule
  • Objectives
  • Deliverables
  • Data management plan
  • Budget
  • Integration of the PostDoc
  • List of up to 10 workshop participants; include a confirmatory statement

Evaluation of the proposals

our scientific advisory board will evaluate all proposals on following criteria

(1) Quality of the proposal

(2) Potential to develop Paleontology as a discipline

(3) Potential for high-impact publications or prospect to evolve to a larger project

(4) Gender balance


Financial support
  • full reimbursement of travel and lodging
  • includes workshop applicants and participants
Scientific support

a Paleosynthesis postdoc will be supporting you scientifically on site, but also before and after the workshop

For further information please contact Barbara Seuss ✉ mail to