Activities of the FHNW Research Support during the implementation of research projects; Optimization of processes and tools
Achieving Academic Excellence: Efficient consulting and communication services of the FHNW Research to support gaining third-party fundraising. Process evaluation and optimization of the cross-university service to optimize project workflows.
Ben Hendriks, 2023
Bachelor Thesis, FHNW Research Support and Euresearch Grants Office
Betreuende Dozierende: Barbara Eisenbart
Keywords: Research Support, Research Funding, Research Methodology
The FHNW Research Support informs about programs and funding opportunities in the international and European (EU) context. It provides general guidance and support the application and project implementation process of research initiatives by different schools. To improve effectiveness, the challenge is to optimize workflows in individual consulting to ensure interdisciplinary collaboration and project execution.
1. Hands-On Learning: Engaging with FHNW Research Support, learning about their processes and challenges through discussions and observation.
2. Researcher Insights: Interviews with FHNW researchers to find out their needs and feedback, getting ideas for more effective support.
3. Wide Perspective: Interviews with other universities' research support teams to get distinct perspectives on the topic and approach.
4. Clear Process: Mapping FHNW support processes using BPMN 2.0 showcases step-by-step details, showing where improvements can be made.
The research provide a comprehensive set of strategies for FHNW Research Support to optimize its processes, improve collaboration, measure impact and thereby ensure sustainable operations. These include adaptable guidelines and modelled process steps to support different researcher projects effectively ensuring FHNW's standing as a research-driven institution.
• Resource Focus: Screening ensures funding aligns with priorities.
• Efficiency: Strategies simplify grant fit and application process.
• Collaboration: Better project-resource alignment through iterative budget planning.
• Innovation: Networking events to spark interdisciplinary collaborations.
• Early-Career Help: Mentorship, funding, training to support emerging academic talents.
• Sustainability: Skill-building workshops support long-term growth.
Studiengang: Business Information Technology (Bachelor)
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