Perspective Research - From the idea to the research proposal

Alexander Damianisch
Center Research Focus, Center Research Focus
2019S, Seminar (SE), 1.0 semester hours, course number S02662


How do I present my idea in such a way that I do not just convince myself? The focus is on the development of basic research approaches for and within the funding landscape of Austria. Artistic research will be given special consideration. The participants will examine and develop their own ideas in the direction of an application over the period of the course. The course is mainly designed for colleagues enrolled in a PhD Programme and of course colleagues with relevant interest and experience in work of art and research are also welcome.

Examination Modalities

Preparation for, participation in and integration of the parts of the course; a concept for a research proposal will be the final outcome of the course.



The course will evolve together with your ideas in four steps: 



At the first meeting - after an introduction - the general context and landscape of Art and Research funding will be described; this will also include the international and the situation in Europe and Austria. Further you are kindly invited to present your concepts, following this in adequate cases we might match groups to develop ideas/concepts together. We will discuss the ideas together.



At the second meeting the work of funding bodies will be described more closely; a model of a funding programme identified. We will work on the idea of templates, structuring and distribution of resources. The current stage of the concepts will be discussed. In the meeting we will read a proposal, and work on the topic of reviewing. How is it possible to review a vision on the basis of a concept. This session will also address problems that came up meanwhile in the individual work on proposal concepts. The current stage of the concepts will be discussed.



In the third session the proposals will be presented. We will identify cross-review opportunities of the proposal in the group, so to say criticial friends. The proposal will be provided incl. the task to review the proposal and to provide the review statement.



The review of the proposal will be presented. We might discuss a focus result. And talk about the further use of the developed material.


Limited number of parcticipants, not more than then participants are ideal. I will provide the information in case the course is fully booked.

Key Words

Artistic Research, Research, Applied Art, Fine Art, Science, Understanding, Arts-based Research, Art-based Research, Methodology, Funding


13 March 2019, 09:30–12:30 Zentrum Fokus Forschung
10 April 2019, 12:30–15:30 Zentrum Fokus Forschung
22 May 2019, 11:30–15:30 Zentrum Fokus Forschung
12 June 2019, 11:30–15:30 Zentrum Fokus Forschung

Course Enrolment

Until 12 March 2019, 20:00
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co-registration: possible (2.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (2.0 ECTS)