The PostDoc Writing Group invites you to Murau for three days to focus on your writing while staying sane, enjoying the community of other researchers and being/moving in nature.
THE RETREAT IS FULLY BOOKED BUT WE CAN PUT YOU ON THE WAITING LIST!
This event is being organized by the PostDoc Writing Group and is fully funded by the PostDoc Office. There is no cost to participants. Target group are postdoctoral researchers of all disciplines, career stages and genders who are currently employed by the University of Graz on a temporary contract.
The retreat will be facilitated by Dr. Gayannée Kedia, an expert in academic writing and productivity, and there will be a melange of focussed work, exercise and leisure. The language will be a mix of English and German.
TIME SCHEDULE: The train from Graz main station leaves on Thursday, Sept 22 at 8.26, the retreat starts with a lunch at 12.30. The programme finishes on Saturday, Sept 24 at 5pm, with the train for Graz leaving at 6.04pm and arriving in Graz at 20.30pm.
REGISTRATION & PLANNING: there is one spot left! There are 15 spots available, registration is on a first come first serve basis. The registration window is open between Tuesday, June 14, and Tuesday, July 5, 2022 via email to postdoc(at)uni-graz.at. Attention: For insurance and billing purposes, your participation needs to be counted as work-time (so you cannot be ‘on holiday’ during it) and requires a formal application as a “Dienstreise”. After we confirm your place, we will send you the forms which you need to submit before and after the trip. The full agenda will depend on the needs of the participants, so we will request some information from you for the facilitator at a later stage.
FOOD & ACOMMODATION: Buffet-style meals as well as coffee breaks are provided, if you are vegan please let us know when you apply. Accommodation is in (large) single-occupant rooms in the JUFA Murau: 12_Murau_Hausinfo.pdf - Google Drive. If needed, you can bring a companion and/or child (who pay for their own stay and do their own thing; the hostel doesn’t provide childcare).
FACILITATOR: Dr. Gayannée Kedia is a researcher and teacher in social psychology and neuroscience at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria. She owns degrees in biology and psychology and has worked for several universities in France, the UK, Germany, and Austria. Parallel to her academic activity, she works as a writing coach. She is also the founder of abrilliantmind.blog, a blog aimed at helping scientists be more productive and happier in their professional activity.