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Webinar on “How to write a Narrative CV” – Insights for NOVA Researchers. Apply now!

February 21st, 2024, from 5 pm to 6 pm. 

 Many funding agencies, nationally and internationally, are increasingly asking researchers for narrative CVs to support project applications, which marks a departure from traditional formats that emphasize only quantifiable metrics.  

A narrative CV transcends the boundaries of a typical academic CV and is aligned with the principles and commitments of the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA), subscribed by NOVA. It entails a structured written account of an individual's contributions and achievements, providing a comprehensive overview of diverse skills and experiences.  

Unlike a standard CV, a narrative CV is adaptable and applicable across various contexts within research and innovation (R&I), serving purposes such as funding applications, recruitment processes, and other roles in the field. 

Traditional CVs have come under scrutiny for their exclusive focus on quantitative measures such as grants and publications, thereby overlooking the broader spectrum of a researcher's contributions. They tend to favour individuals with linear career paths and often fail to recognize valuable experiences, both professional and personal. 

In response to this paradigm shift, NOVA University Lisbon is organizing a webinar scheduled for February 21st, 2024, from 5 pm to 6 pm (Lisbon time).  

This webinar aims to equip NOVA researchers from all Academic Units with the necessary concepts and tools to navigate this landscape, fostering a more holistic approach to evaluating and presenting their professional journey. 

Intended Audience: Researchers from NOVA preparing a narrative CV for grant applications, fellowships, or job applications. 

Description: Webinar on how to write a Narrative CV, by sharing best practices and effective strategies to do it, with a focus on narrative format (as described by FCT guidelines).  


Speaker: Magda Krufej | LinkedIn Profile | Chaperone Profile 

Magda is a communication and agile expert passionate about sustainability, career development, and women empowerment. She gained broad experience in science communication, incl. social media and online presence for researchers while working at the European Research Council and the European Commission’s departments responsible for R&I. Currently, Magda is a Senior Business Developer at the Berlin-based cleantech startup Seqana. She is a founder of Work Ally, where she coaches women on how to accelerate their careers through and often collaborates with Chaperone as a career advisor for researchers.  


Interested researchers are encouraged to register through this link by February 19th to enhance their narrative CV writing capabilities. 

The Zoom link to the workshop will be sent via email to all registered attendees by 20th February.  

For further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to contact nova.research@unl.pt via email.