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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

Writing Research Projects


Information and Communication Technologies, second-level study programme
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, second-level study programme
Information and Communication Technologies, third-level study programme
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, third-level study programme
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies
New Media and E-Science
Ecotechnologies, second-level study programme
Ecotechnologies, third-level study programme


prof. dr. Vito Turk
prof. dr. Boštjan Zalar
prof. dr. Janez Štrancar


The aim is to introduce the students to the development of research programs and projects. Experience gained in research projects financed by the U.S. agencies will serve as the basis, whereupon it is to be upgraded using the concepts of the postgraduate students' research projects.


This course involves introducing postgraduate students to:
– seeking an opportunity for a project
– presentation of qualifications of an institution and an individual
– drawing up research projects on the basis of requests announced by agencies, andthe style of writing
– evaluation methods
– individual elaboration of a project and its assessment
– international cooperation
Discussion in small groups will address the modes of acquisition of literature, creative thinking, searching for new ideas related to funding, becoming acquainted with the experience of federal agencies in the U.S.A. (NSF, NIH etc.).

Course literature:

E. R. Tufte. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Graphics Press (2001), 197 p., ISBN 0-9613921-4-2
Dodatni viri so izbrani novejši primeri s področja pisanja projektov, učbenik matematične statistike ter specializirani slovarji in tezavri. ZA PREVESTI!!!

Significant publications and references:

V. Turk: Proteases – New perspectives, Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, (1999)
V. Turk, W. Bode: The Cystatins: Protein Inhibitors of Cysteine Proteinases, FEBS Lett., 285, 213-219 (1991)
T. Bevec, V. Stoka, G. Pungerčič, I. Dolenc in V. Turk: MHC class II-associated p41 invariant chain fragment is a strong inhibitor of lysosomal cathepsin L. J. Exp. Med., 183, 1331-1338 (1996)
V. Turk, B. Turk in D. Turk: Lysosomal cysteine proteases: facts and opportunities, EMBO J., 20, 4629-4633, (2001)
B. Lenarčič, A. Ritonja, B. Štrukelj, B. Turk in V. Turk: Equistatin, a new inhibitor of cysteine proteinases from Actinia equina, is structuraly related to thyroglobulin type-1 domain. J. Biol. Chem., 272, 13899-13903 (1997)
B. Zalar, A. Gregorović and R. Blinc, Interlayer Molecular Exchange in an Anticlinically Ordered Chiral Liquid Crystal, Phys. Rev. E 62, R37-R40 (2000)
B. Zalar, V. V. Laguta and R. Blinc, NMR Evidence for the Coexistence of Order-Disorder and displacive Components in Barium Titanate, Phys. Rev. Letters 90, 037601-1 (2003)
B. Zalar, S. Žumer, and D. Finotello, Deuteron NMR study of Monolayer Thick Films of Nematogenic Molecules, Phys. Rev. Letters 84, 4866 (2000)


Postgraduate students prepare an application for financing the selected project, and defend it.

Students obligations:

Preparation of positively rated application for financing the selected project, and a successful oral defence.