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ALL DISCIPLINES: Innovations- und Gründerstammtisch an der Universität Heidelberg

Where? Bräustadel in the Mathematikon

When?  02.06.2020 (every 2 months)

Unter dem Motto "Wissen teilen, Wissen vernetzen" startet am Dienstag, den 04.02.2020 um 19:00 Uhr der erste Innovations- und Gründerstammtisch der Universität Heidelberg. Im Zentrum dieses Events stehen das Wissen, die Erfahrungen und die Learnings von Wissenschaftler/innen, Unternehmer/innen und Gründer/innen, die als Innovatoren oder Entrepreneure erfolgreich geworden sind. Die Veranstaltung beginnt um 19:00 Uhr im BräuStadel (Mathematikon, Berliner Straße 41) mit zwei spannenden Impulsvorträgen von Jens Kramer (Gründer und Geschäftsführer von chocoBRAIN Marketing Software) und Sascha Nachtnebel (CEO von Greenfinder.de). Nach den Impulsvorträgen beginnt die Open-Mic-Session, zu der alle Anwesenden eingeladen sind. Während der Open-Mic-Session können alle Anwesenden das "offene Mikrofon" nutzen, um Ideen zu pitchen, nach Feedback zu fragen oder das eigene Angebot (ohne Verkaufsinteresse) zu präsentieren. Die Veranstaltung ist kostenfrei. Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich.

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ALL DISCIPLINES: IP consultation hours of the patent and start-up management

When? every first Friday of the month from 10.00 - 11.00 a.m.

Have you ever considered in the context of your dissertation, whether in the humanities, life sciences, natural sciences or social sciences, if your research work can be protected and commercialized?

As part of the exclusive service offer for all employees of the university, you can now use the IP consultation hours of the patent and start-up management every first Friday of the month from 10.00 - 11.00 a.m..
In a confidential and non-binding conversation you will have the opportunity to inform yourself about the following topics:
- Inventions and invention disclosures (Is my idea new? If so, what can I do?)
- Property rights (How can inventions be protected? What has to be taken into account?)
- Patent applications (How does the process from the invention to the patent proceed at the University of Heidelberg?)
- Copyright (How can I use the copyright for myself?)
- Business strategies (What business possibilities do I have? What do I have to watch out for?)

Visit the next IP consulting hour on Friday, 06.12.2019 in the offices of the central administration (Seminarstraße 2, Room 184).

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LIFE SCIENCES: Veranstaltungsreihe "Überlebensstrategien"

Überlebensstrategien ist ein gemeinsames Projekt der lebens­wissenschaftlichen Sonderforschungsbereiche der Universität Heidelberg mit der Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (RNZ). Die Redakteure der Stadtredaktion Heidelberg begleiten jeweils eine Veranstaltung mit ihren persönlichen Fragen zu den vorgestellten Forschungsthemen, den beteiligten Wissenschaftlern und den Methoden.

Dieses Format der Moderation soll eine lebendige Brücke zum Publikum bilden, das in den Dialog einbezogen wird. In zwanglosem Rahmen im Karlstorbahnhof und mit musikalischer Begleitung durch Mitglieder des Collegium Musicum stellen die Sonderforschungs­bereiche ihre Fragestellungen und langfristigen Ziele vor.

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HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES: Interdisziplinäres Forum digitaler Textwissenschaften (Interdisciplinary Forum of Digital Textual Sciences)

Das Interdisziplinäre Forum digitaler Textwissenschaften ist ein offener Treffpunkt für alle, die mit Methoden der Digital Humanities arbeiten und über deren Hintergründe und Theorien diskutieren möchten. Einmal monatlich während der Vorlesungszeit finden öffentliche Vorträge statt mit der Möglichkeit, sich daran anschließend in gemütlicher Runde auszutauschen. Alle am Thema Interessierten sind zu den Veranstaltungen eingeladen. Wir möchten besonders Junior Researchers (Masterstudierende, Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden, Postdocs) ansprechen, eigene Projektideen im Rahmen des Forums vorzustellen und von der fachübergreifenden Expertise der Teilnehmer*innen zu profitieren. Die Veranstaltungen finden zwischen dem 04.11.2020 und dem 17.02.2021, jeweils um 18.15 Uhr als virtuelle Formate statt.

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ALL DISCIPLINES: StuRa Free legal counsel for students

The free legal council ("unentgeltliche und unabhängige Rechtsberatung") offers students legal advice from specialized lawyers. We will schedule you an appointment, if you write an E-Mail to rechtsberatung@stura.uni-heidelberg.de stating your situation. To the appointment you will need to bring you student-ID card.

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ALL DISCIPLINES: Veranstaltungsprogramm des Career Service „Vom Studium in den Beruf“

Der Career Service der Universität Heidelberg unterstützt Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden, Studierende und Young Professionals beim Übergang von der Universität in außeruniversitäre Arbeitsbereiche, damit Sie von Anfang an erfolgreich in Ihre Karriere starten bzw. fortführen können. Als Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden profitieren Sie von einem breit gefächerten Veranstaltungs- und Beratungsangebot in den Bereichen „Berufliches Know-how“ und „Professionell Bewerben“. Sie haben die Möglichkeit Ihr Profil zu schärfen,  Kenntnisse zu erfolgreichem Bewerbungsmanagement und wichtige Schlüsselkompetenzen zu erwerben. Darüber hinaus erhalten Sie Informationen zu Unternehmen, Berufsfeldern und Arbeitsmarktperspektiven. Die Kurse, Einzelberatungen und Veranstaltungen werden sowohl von erfahrenen Mitarbeiterinnen des Career Service als auch von Experten/innen aus der Wirtschaft durchgeführt.

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ALL DISCIPLINES: PHD Students Regulars' Table

The regulars' table (Stammtisch) is an informal frame for a social get together, offering doctoral candidates the opportunity to exchange views among each other or with the members of the executive committee. It takes places on the first Wednesday of each month at 8 pm.

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ALL DISCIPLINES: Online seminars aimed at young researchers offered by academics

This spring, academics GmbH is offering a new round of online seminars aimed at doctoral candidates and postdocs. The seminars will deal with topics such as: are doctoral studies right for me?; looking for and applying for jobs; which jobs am I suited for? (all in German) and applying for doctoral and postdoc positions at German universities (in English). It is necessary to be registered for the acadmics job newsletter in order to participate in the seminars.

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MEDICINE: Dan Davis Prize - Doctoral and post-doctoral Scholarships 2021

Deadline: 10.03.2021

The Dan David Prize awards scholarships of US$15,000 each to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the coming academic year, beginning in Fall 2021. Registered doctoral and post-doctoral researchers who study at recognized universities throughout the world, and whose research has been approved, are eligible to apply.

The selected fields for 2021 are:

  • History of Health and Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Molecular Medicine

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HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES: ANR-DFG - Funding program for Franco-German research projects in the humanities and social sciences

Deadline: 11.03.2021

Since 2007, the joint agreement between the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) on scientific cooperation in the humanities and social sciences has made it possible to fund integrated Franco-German research projects. In 2021, this funding program will be announced for the 15th time.

The ANR-DFG funding program does not contain any thematic specifications. However, special emphasis is placed on intensive Franco-German cooperation and the specific scientific added value that can be achieved by bringing together nationally influenced scientific traditions in research fields in the humanities and social sciences. In areas where German and French play a role as scientific languages, the advantages of multilingualism can also be used and demonstrated in the context of scientific cooperation.

Since 2010, postdoctoral researchers have also been given the opportunity to submit their own project proposals in cooperation with scientists from the partner country.

Funding applications can be submitted to the DFG and simultaneously to the ANR.

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ALL DISCIPLINES: Fulbright Scholarships for young German scientists in doctoral studies

Deadline: 01.04.2021

Young German scientists can apply for a doctoral fellowship at Fulbright Germany. We award fellowships to young German scholars in doctoral studies who would like to conduct a four- to six-month research project in the United States starting November 1, 2021.
 
The fellowship funds living expenses of 1,600 euros/month, transatlantic travel, and health/accident insurance. The Fulbright J-1 visa is free of charge, and a lump sum of 300 euros covers other incidental expenses.

If you have any questions, please contact Annina Kull at doktoranden@fulbright.de.

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VARIOUS DISCIPLINES: Vector Foundation - MINT Innovations 2021

Deadline: 15.04.2021

This year, the Vector Foundation is once again offering bold scientists at Baden-Württemberg's colleges, universities and research institutions the opportunity to receive start-up funding for an innovative, unconventional research project in the fields of mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology (MINT).

The call is aimed at both young researchers (students, doctoral candidates and postdocs) and experienced scientists*.

Applications can be submitted for up to 100,000 euros per project for a maximum period of 24 months.

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VARIOUS DISCIPLINES: Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation - Albert-Einstein Scholarship

Deadline: 15.05.2021

The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research.

The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg. The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses.

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the current Einstein Fellow has not be able to take up residence in Caputh yet. Therefore, the following fellowship will be awarded for 2022 rather than 2021. All applications that have already been submitted will be considered in the next selection round.

Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences. It is not relevant whether the applicant has begun working toward, or currently holds, a PhD. The proposed project need not be entirely completed during the time of the fellowship, but can be the beginning of a longer project.

Please note that no fellowships will be awarded for dissertation research. The proposed project must be significantly different in content, and preferably field and form, from the applicant’s previous work.

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LIFE SCIENCE: PRACE support to mitigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Deadline: This Call is open until further notice. Applications are evaluated within one week and start as soon as possible if awarded.

PRACE is welcoming project proposals requesting computing resources to contribute to the mitigation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This applies, without being exhaustive, to the following topics:

  •     Biomolecular research to understand the mechanisms of the virus infection
  •     Bioinformatics research to understand mutations, evolution, etc.
  •     Bio-simulations to develop therapeutics and/or vaccines
  •     Epidemiologic analysis to understand and forecast the spread of the disease
  •     Other analyses to understand and mitigate the impact of the pandemic

This Call for Proposals will follow a Fast Track review process to provide swift feedback to the applicants. PRACE has established a Scientific Committee which will discuss the merit of the proposals, and is supported by external scientific experts, and a technical team.

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MEDICINE AND NATURAL SCIENCES: Stipendien der Max-Kade-Foundation

Deadline: anytime

Das Stipendienprogramms der Max-Kade-Foundation zielt darauf ab, Forschungsaufenthalte von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern aus den Bereichen der Naturwissenschaften und Medizin aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in den USA zu fördern.

Die Stipendien sind für überdurchschnittlich qualifizierte Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und Nachwuchswissenschaftler (im Regelfall bis zu 12 Jahren nach Promotion) bestimmt, die sich bereits durch eine mehrjährige Forschungstätigkeit oder herausragende Forschungsleistungen fachlich ausweisen können.

Die Stipendien werden für die Dauer von 12 Monaten vergeben. Das Grundstipendium beträgt 53.500 USD. Es können Zuschläge für Ehegatten/Lebenspartner/Kinder/Reisekosten gewährt werden.

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ALL DISCIPLINES: Stipendien für Studien- und Forschungsaufenthalte an polnischen Hochschulen

Deadline: 3 Monate vor Stipendienbeginn, in Ausnahmefällen weniger als 3 Monate

Das Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Hochschulwesen (Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego) der Republik Polen bietet für das Studienjahr 2016/2017 folgende Stipendien für Studierende, Graduierte, Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden und Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler von deutschen Hochschulen an:

  • Stipendien für Studien- und Forschungsaufenthalte (1-9 Monate) an polnischen Hochschulen für Studierende, Graduierte und Doktorandinnen und Doktorandenv der Geistes-, Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften sowie für Graduierte aller Fachrichtungen, deren Studienabschluss nicht länger als 6 Jahre zurückliegt Details zur Ausschreibung
  • Semesterstipendien für Slavisten (4 Monate) für Studierende, Graduierte, Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden und WissenschaftlerInnen für Studien- bzw. Forschungsaufenthalte an den Polonistik-Abteilungen polnischer Universitäten Details zur Ausschreibung
  • Kurzstipendien für WissenschaftlerInnen aller Fachrichtungen (1-3 Monate) Details zur Ausschreibung

 

 

ALL DISCIPLINES: Förderprogramme - Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Deadline: abhängig vom jeweiligen Programm

Die Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) bietet u.a. folgende Stipendien für Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden und Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler von deutschen Hochschulen an:

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BIOSCIENCES: Grants for research stays in Shanghai und Jiangsu/China

Application: anytime

Das Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg (MWK) vergibt Stipendien an Masterstudierende, Doktoranden oder Postdocs deutscher Staatsangehörigkeit an baden-württembergischen Hochschulen für einen Aufenthalt an einer Universität, einem Institut der Chinesischen Akademie der Wissenschaften oder in einem Industrieunternehmen, vorzugsweise in Shanghai oder Jiangsu. Ziel des Programms ist es, deutsche Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler zu einer nachhaltigen Beschäftigung mit den Potenzialen der Wirtschafts- und Technologie-Nation China zu stimulieren.

Dauer: drei bis sechs Monate; Förderhöhe: 1000 € / Monat, plus Flugticket und Visumsgebühr

Application and contact: Dr. Dietlind Wuensche, Heielberg University, International Relations Office, wuensche@uni-heidelberg.de

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HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY: Open Access Publishing Fund

Heidelberg University supports researchers who are willing to publish articles in open access journals with a publishing fund to cover article processing charges. One of the prerequisites for funding is that you are a researcher at Heidelberg University as well as the submitting or corresponding author of the article, who is responsible for the payment of the publication fee.

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HISTORICAL SCIENCES: Forschungsstipendien am Deutschen Historischen Institut Paris

Deadline: At any time

Das Deutsche Historische Institut Paris (DHIP) fördert den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs im Bereich der Geschichtswissenschaften. Es vergibt hierzu Stipendien an fortgeschrittene M.A.-Studierende, Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden, Post-Doktorandinnen und Post-Doktoranden und Habilitierte für Forschungsvorhaben zur westeuropäischen, insbesondere zur französischen und deutsch-französischen Geschichte.

Das DHIP unterstützt laufende Forschungsprojekte in ihrer Durchführung (Mobilitäts-Stipendien, Resident-Stipendien) sowie die Entwicklung neuer Forschungsprojekte (Forschungsstart-Stipendien).

Die Stipendien des DHIP richten sich an Bewerberinnen und Bewerber aus der deutschen Wissenschaftslandschaft, unabhängig von ihrer Nationalität. Die Zugehörigkeit zu einer deutschen Krankenversicherung ist obligatorisch. Die Höhe eines Stipendiums des DHIP beträgt monatlich 2.000 € für Habilitierte sowie Post-Doktoranden und Post-Doktorandinnen, 1.500 € für Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden und 1.200 € für M.A.-Studierende.

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MEDICINE: Liver Cancer M.D. Stipendium

Deadline: anytime

The steering committee of the SFB/TR 209 decided to reward three MD stipends each year. Applications can be send any time. For further questions and details please contact Dr. K. Woll: katrin.woll@uni-heidelberg.de

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VARIOUS DISCIPLINES: UMSICHT Sponsoring Association - Frauenhofer UMSICHT Science Prize 2021

Deadline: 07.03.2021

The UMSICHT Sponsoring Association honors people with the UMSICHT Science Award who make scientific results from the fields of environmental, process and energy technology (the core topics of Fraunhofer UMSICHT) accessible to society in an outstanding way. The prize will be awarded for the 12th time in 2021 in the categories of science and journalism.

The prize money is divided between an EUR 8,000 prize in the science category and a EUR 2,000 prize for journalistic work.

All published works dealing with topics in environmental, process or energy technology are eligible. The papers must not be older than two years by the application deadline and can be submitted in German or English.

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HUMANITIES: Goethe-Universität Frankfurt - Klaus Heyne Prize for Research in German Romanticism

Deadline: 14.03.2021

The inaugural Klaus Heyne-Award for Research in German Romanticism will be awarded for an outstanding contribution to the study of Romanticism. The award is endowed with a total sum of 15,000 euros and will be conferred on the winner at Goethe University (GU) in October 2021. This ceremony is planned to be held in Frankfurt but will be hosted online if needed.

The call for applications for the Klaus Heyne-Award for Research in German Romanticism is addressed to early career researchers and is not limited to a specific discipline. PhD theses and habilitation treatises in addition to collected volumes, exhibition catalogues, or single essays/articles will be considered, given that the submission reveals new insights into German Romanticism and/or provides a substantial (theoretical, methodical) contribution for Romanticism Studies. Only one contribution per candidate is accepted for application. If the application materials have already been published, the books and manuscripts submitted should not be older than three years.

Please email you application – consisting of a) CV and list of publications in one pdf-file; and  b) the manuscript to be reviewed for the award in a second file – to Frederike Middelhoff, Professor of New German Literature with a Focus on Romanticism Studies: Middelhoff@em.uni-frankfurt.de.

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VARIOUS DISCIPLINES: ifa (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) - "Foreign Cultural Policy" Research Award

Deadline: 31.03.2021

The research prize "Foreign Cultural Policy" is awarded to outstanding dissertations from countries of the European Union that address research desiderata in the field of culture and foreign policy and are characterized by innovative questions. The topics of the theses should be relevant to the practice of foreign cultural policy.

The research prize is intended to stimulate academic debate in the field of culture and foreign policy and to raise awareness among a broader specialist public. It is endowed with 3,000 euros and has been awarded annually since 2001.

Funding is available for dissertations that have been accepted and graded as a dissertation in an EU country in the period from January 1 to December 31, 2020. Dissertations published during this period are also eligible. The dissertation must address topics at the interface between culture and foreign policy that have relevance to foreign cultural policy practice. The thesis must be in German or English.

It is not possible to apply for the ifa Research Award "Foreign Cultural Policy" oneself, but must be proposed by a university teacher from a member state of the European Union.

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ALL DISCIPLINES: Logos Publishing Company Berlin - Excellence Initiative 2020/21

Deadline: 31.12.2021

To mark our 25th anniversary, we are promoting outstanding young scientists and thus supporting Germany as a center of science and research. All doctoral students whose doctorate is evaluated with at least magna cum laude can apply for our Excellence Initiative until the end of 2021. Papers that we accept as part of the Excellence Initiative will be published free of charge with three specimen copies.

To apply, submit the following documents: A letter of application (1-2 pages), which should address in particular the relevance of the topic, the originality of the work, and the target audience, a short vita, the paper as a PDF file, and the reviewers' opinions.

Applications should be submitted promptly after the paper has been evaluated. Applications received after Dec. 31, 2021, will not be considered.

The first two Excellence Initiatives in 2010 and 2015 were a great success: more than 250 young scientists were supported by a free publication of their dissertation. Their work is part of our attractive publishing program, which today includes around 6500 titles in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences and is internationally acclaimed.

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Events

LIFE SCIENCES: Veranstaltungsreihe "Überlebensstrategien"

Überlebensstrategien ist ein gemeinsames Projekt der lebens­wissenschaftlichen Sonderforschungsbereiche der Universität Heidelberg mit der Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (RNZ). Die Redakteure der Stadtredaktion Heidelberg begleiten jeweils eine Veranstaltung mit ihren persönlichen Fragen zu den vorgestellten Forschungsthemen, den beteiligten Wissenschaftlern und den Methoden.

Dieses Format der Moderation soll eine lebendige Brücke zum Publikum bilden, das in den Dialog einbezogen wird. In zwanglosem Rahmen im Karlstorbahnhof und mit musikalischer Begleitung durch Mitglieder des Collegium Musicum stellen die Sonderforschungs­bereiche ihre Fragestellungen und langfristigen Ziele vor.

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HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES: Interdisziplinäres Forum digitaler Textwissenschaften (Interdisciplinary Forum of Digital Textual Sciences)

Das Interdisziplinäre Forum digitaler Textwissenschaften ist ein offener Treffpunkt für alle, die mit Methoden der Digital Humanities arbeiten und über deren Hintergründe und Theorien diskutieren möchten. Einmal monatlich während der Vorlesungszeit finden öffentliche Vorträge statt mit der Möglichkeit, sich daran anschließend in gemütlicher Runde auszutauschen. Alle am Thema Interessierten sind zu den Veranstaltungen eingeladen. Wir möchten besonders Junior Researchers (Masterstudierende, Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden, Postdocs) ansprechen, eigene Projektideen im Rahmen des Forums vorzustellen und von der fachübergreifenden Expertise der Teilnehmer*innen zu profitieren. Die Veranstaltungen finden zwischen dem 04.11.2020 und dem 17.02.2021, jeweils um 18.15 Uhr als virtuelle Formate statt.

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Fellowships

MEDICINE: Dan Davis Prize - Doctoral and post-doctoral Scholarships 2021

Deadline: 10.03.2021

The Dan David Prize awards scholarships of US$15,000 each to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the coming academic year, beginning in Fall 2021. Registered doctoral and post-doctoral researchers who study at recognized universities throughout the world, and whose research has been approved, are eligible to apply.

The selected fields for 2021 are:

  • History of Health and Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Molecular Medicine

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VARIOUS DISCIPLINES: Volkswagen Foundation - Artificial Intelligence - Its Impact on Tomorrow's Society

Deadline: 17.03.2021

At its core, the initiative aims at joint, integrative research approaches of the social and technical sciences. Against the background of current and emerging developments under the term "artificial intelligence", new perspectives and insights are to be made possible, based on present-day diagnoses, with a view to shaping the future of society as well as technology. In this context, novel project constellations and interdisciplinary cooperation for a scientific as well as socially highly relevant and topical subject area are to be made possible and new perspectives and approaches to solutions are to be achieved through the corresponding changes in perspective.

The funding offer is primarily aimed at post-doctoral researchers of all career stages from the social and technical sciences who are dedicated to the challenges in the area of tension between artificial intelligence and society in interdisciplinary research networks. The integration of humanities disciplines is possible. In addition to substantial, long-term project funding, funding is also provided for an optional upstream one-year "Planning Grant".

Planning Grant
In view of the challenges associated with the desired "new quality" of interdisciplinary collaboration for the project partners involved, the Foundation offers the option of applying for a "Planning Grant" with a term of one year and a maximum funding amount of 150,000 EUR in advance of a full proposal. The active support of this "finding phase" should, among other things, enable the composition of a suitable project team, the finding of a common language, the identification of a unifying theme and finally the formulation of a "Full Grant". There are currently no calls for proposals for the "Full Grant".

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ALL DISCIPLINES: VolkswagenStiftung - Freigeist-Fellowships

Deadline: 01.04.2021

The Freigeist Initiative is designed to give outstandingly qualified, creative and independent scientists the freedom to conduct independent research at an early stage in their scientific careers. Exceptional research personalities are encouraged to venture into visionary, risky projects that lie between established research fields. With flexible funding and a clear time perspective, they are supported in carrying out a research project of their own choosing and thus in developing their very own research profile. Since 2014, ten to fifteen Freigeist Fellows have been selected each year.

The offer is aimed at exceptional research personalities who want to move between established research fields and pursue risky science. Young researchers with up to four years of postdoctoral research experience are given the opportunity to optimize their scientific activities with maximum freedom and a clear time perspective.

The funding offer comprises two funding phases with a total funding period of up to eight years and a total financial endowment of up to 2.2 million euros. In the first funding phase, the focus is on the development of independence and a special research profile; a second funding phase serves to make the position of the freelance fellow permanent at a scientific institution in Germany.

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ALL DISCIPLINES: Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg - Klaus-Georg and Sigrid Hengstenberger Prize 2021

Deadline: 01.04.2021

Since 2004, the Klaus-Georg and Sigrid Hengstberger Prize has been awarded annually to excellent young researchers at Ruperto Carola. The prize money of 12,500 EUR enables the award winners to hold an academic symposium, the "Ruperto Carola Symposium at IWH: a sponsorship award for young scientists".

Applications are open to young researchers up to the age of 37 who hold a doctorate and are working at Heidelberg University. Cooperation with researchers from other institutions is not excluded. The award supports all disciplines: Natural sciences and medicine as well as humanities and social sciences.

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ALL DISCIPLINES: Baden-Württemberg Foundation - Elite program for postdocs - call for proposals 2021

Deadline: 09.04.2021

With the elite program for postdocs, the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung specifically targets outstanding young scientists at universities in the state that are eligible to award doctorates. The funding of an independently applied for and managed research project and the integration into the program's network are intended to support the young scientists on their way to the desired university teaching career.

Note: The call does not extend to the field of clinical medicine. However, life science/medical projects that can be classified as basic research can be funded in the elite program.
With this round of calls, BW Foundation expects to be able to accept approximately 14 postdoctoral fellows into the elite program. Funding by the foundation is limited to three years and extends to a maximum of 150,000 euros in individual cases for personnel, travel, material and investment funds. The postdoc's position may not be financed from the funds of the elite program.

Internal procedure
Heidelberg University may only submit a total of up to six applications. The university management decides on the final selection of the applications to be submitted in Stuttgart. For this purpose, the faculties or central institutions in which there are several applicants must rank their candidates in advance. We therefore ask interested parties to contact the faculties or central institutions responsible for them in good time and to submit their applications there by 09 April 2021 at the latest. For the final selection, only applications that have been submitted to the Research Department in 1 copy and in digital form by April 16, 2021, indicating a ranking by the faculty/central institution, can be considered.

The universities must pre-select the applications and notify the selected applicants by May 03, 2021. The applicants selected by the university managements will then receive individual access data to an applicant platform, where key data on the application must be entered and the complete application documents uploaded in the form of a PDF. The platform will be available from 07 May 2021. The complete applications must be uploaded by May 20, 2021 at the latest.

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VARIOUS DISCIPLINES: Vector Foundation - MINT Innovations 2021

Deadline: 15.04.2021

This year, the Vector Foundation is once again offering bold scientists at Baden-Württemberg's colleges, universities and research institutions the opportunity to receive start-up funding for an innovative, unconventional research project in the fields of mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology (MINT).

The call is aimed at both young researchers (students, doctoral candidates and postdocs) and experienced scientists*.

Applications can be submitted for up to 100,000 euros per project for a maximum period of 24 months.

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LIFE SCIENCE: PRACE support to mitigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Deadline: This Call is open until further notice. Applications are evaluated within one week and start as soon as possible if awarded.

PRACE is welcoming project proposals requesting computing resources to contribute to the mitigation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This applies, without being exhaustive, to the following topics:

  •     Biomolecular research to understand the mechanisms of the virus infection
  •     Bioinformatics research to understand mutations, evolution, etc.
  •     Bio-simulations to develop therapeutics and/or vaccines
  •     Epidemiologic analysis to understand and forecast the spread of the disease
  •     Other analyses to understand and mitigate the impact of the pandemic

This Call for Proposals will follow a Fast Track review process to provide swift feedback to the applicants. PRACE has established a Scientific Committee which will discuss the merit of the proposals, and is supported by external scientific experts, and a technical team.

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MEDICINE AND NATURAL SCIENCES: Stipendien der Max-Kade-Foundation

Deadline: anytime

Das Stipendienprogramms der Max-Kade-Foundation zielt darauf ab, Forschungsaufenthalte von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern aus den Bereichen der Naturwissenschaften und Medizin aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in den USA zu fördern.

Die Stipendien sind für überdurchschnittlich qualifizierte Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und Nachwuchswissenschaftler (im Regelfall bis zu 12 Jahren nach Promotion) bestimmt, die sich bereits durch eine mehrjährige Forschungstätigkeit oder herausragende Forschungsleistungen fachlich ausweisen können.

Die Stipendien werden für die Dauer von 12 Monaten vergeben. Das Grundstipendium beträgt 53.500 USD. Es können Zuschläge für Ehegatten/Lebenspartner/Kinder/Reisekosten gewährt werden.

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ALL DISCIPLINES: Walter Benjamin-Programm (Postdocs)

Deadline: Anytime

Das Walter Benjamin-Programm ermöglicht es Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern in der Qualifizierungsphase im
Ziel der Förderung. Mit der Einwerbung von Fördergeldern für ein eigenständiges Forschungsvorhaben wird der Grundstein für die weitere, zunehmend selbständige wissenschaftliche Karriere gelegt und die erwünschte Eigenverantwortlichkeit von besonders qualifizierten Postdoktorandinnen und Postdoktoranden gestärkt. Das Programm dient damit der Förderung der frühen wissenschaftlichen Karriere. Es hat zum Ziel, die in dieser Karrierephase relevante Mobilität und thematische Weiterentwicklung zu unterstützen, daher ist in dem Programm im Regelfall ein Wechsel der Einrichtung vorgesehen.

Antragsberechtigt sind Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler ausschließlich in einer frühen wissenschaftlichen Karrierephase. Eine Förderung bedingt eine abgeschlossene wissenschaftliche Ausbildung (mit Promotion). Das Vorhaben darf an keiner Einrichtung angesiedelt werden, die nicht gemeinnützig ist oder die die Veröffentlichung der Ergebnisse in allgemein zugänglicher Form nicht gestattet.
Anschluss an die Promotion, ein eigenes Forschungsvorhaben am Ort ihrer Wahl selbständig umzusetzen.

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NATURAL SCIENCES AND MEDICINE: Leopoldina-Postdoc-Stipendium

Deadline: anytime

Zielgruppe des Programms sind jüngere Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und Nachwuchswissenschaftler aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz aus naturwissenschaftlichen und medizinischen Fachgebieten, die bereits ein eigenständiges Forschungsprofil erkennen lassen. Bei bewilligter Förderung führen sie eigenständige Projekte an den renommiertesten Forschungsstätten ihrer Disziplinen im Ausland durch. Deutsche Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler müssen Forschungsstätten im Ausland wählen. Österreichische und schweizerische Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler können sich nur für Gastinstitute in Deutschland bewerben.
Ziel des Programms ist, dass die Geförderten nach Ablauf des Förderzeitraums in ihr Heimatland zurückkehren und ihre erworbene Qualifikation in den Wissenschaftsstandort einbringen.

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VARIOUS DISCIPLINES: Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung: Forschungsstipendien für Postdocs

Deadline: anytime

The Fritz Thyssen Foundation is awarding research stipends to junior postdocs who want to fully focus on a research project of their choice for one to two years.

Eligible are postdocs who have been awarded their doctoral / PhD degrees one to two years prior to their applications. They should be able to carry out their project within one to two years. The project needs to be linked to their own, independent research plan that is to be carried out while working at a university or non-profit research organisation.

An application can be filed in the following areas of support (for details, please visit the webpage of the Thyssen foundation):

- History, Language & Culture

- The interdisciplinary field “Image–Sound–Language”

- State, Economy and Society

- Medicine and the Natural Sciences

Funding is basically reserved for projects that are related to the promotion areas of the Foundation and have a clear connection to the German research system. This connection can be established either at a personal level through German scientists working on the project, at an institutional level through non-German scientists being affiliated to German research institutes or through studies on topics related thematically to German research interests.

No stipends are awarded for doctoral dissertations or “Habilitationen” (post-doctoral research) or to complete such works to follow up support through other institutions. The foundation generally does not accept any applications for projects if applications are being filed with other institutions offering support at the same time. An application that is refused by another institution can be filed with the foundation along with a note explaining why it was refused.

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ALL DISCIPLINES: Stipendien für Studien- und Forschungsaufenthalte an polnischen Hochschulen

Deadline: 3 Monate vor Stipendienbeginn, in Ausnahmefällen weniger als 3 Monate

Das Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Hochschulwesen (Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego) der Republik Polen bietet für das Studienjahr 2016/2017 folgende Stipendien für Studierende, Graduierte, Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden und Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler von deutschen Hochschulen an:

  • Stipendien für Studien- und Forschungsaufenthalte (1-9 Monate) an polnischen Hochschulen für Studierende, Graduierte und Doktorandinnen und Doktorandenv der Geistes-, Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften sowie für Graduierte aller Fachrichtungen, deren Studienabschluss nicht länger als 6 Jahre zurückliegt Details zur Ausschreibung
  • Semesterstipendien für Slavisten (4 Monate) für Studierende, Graduierte, Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden und WissenschaftlerInnen für Studien- bzw. Forschungsaufenthalte an den Polonistik-Abteilungen polnischer Universitäten Details zur Ausschreibung
  • Kurzstipendien für WissenschaftlerInnen aller Fachrichtungen (1-3 Monate) Details zur Ausschreibung

 

ALL DISCIPLINES: Förderprogramme - Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Deadline: abhängig vom jeweiligen Programm

Die Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) bietet u.a. folgende Stipendien für Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden und Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler von deutschen Hochschulen an:

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BIOSCIENCES: Grants for research stays in Shanghai und Jiangsu/China

Application: anytime

Das Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg (MWK) vergibt Stipendien an Masterstudierende, Doktoranden oder Postdocs deutscher Staatsangehörigkeit an baden-württembergischen Hochschulen für einen Aufenthalt an einer Universität, einem Institut der Chinesischen Akademie der Wissenschaften oder in einem Industrieunternehmen, vorzugsweise in Shanghai oder Jiangsu. Ziel des Programms ist es, deutsche Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler zu einer nachhaltigen Beschäftigung mit den Potenzialen der Wirtschafts- und Technologie-Nation China zu stimulieren.

Dauer: drei bis sechs Monate; Förderhöhe: 1000 € / Monat, plus Flugticket und Visumsgebühr

Application and contact: Dr. Dietlind Wuensche, Heielberg University, International Relations Office, wuensche@uni-heidelberg.de

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HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY: Open Access Publishing Fund

Heidelberg University supports researchers who are willing to publish articles in open access journals with a publishing fund to cover article processing charges. One of the prerequisites for funding is that you are a researcher at Heidelberg University as well as the submitting or corresponding author of the article, who is responsible for the payment of the publication fee.

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HISTORICAL SCIENCES: Forschungsstipendien am Deutschen Historischen Institut Paris

Deadline: At any time

Das Deutsche Historische Institut Paris (DHIP) fördert den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs im Bereich der Geschichtswissenschaften. Es vergibt hierzu Stipendien an fortgeschrittene M.A.-Studierende, Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden, Post-Doktorandinnen und Post-Doktoranden und Habilitierte für Forschungsvorhaben zur westeuropäischen, insbesondere zur französischen und deutsch-französischen Geschichte.

Das DHIP unterstützt laufende Forschungsprojekte in ihrer Durchführung (Mobilitäts-Stipendien, Resident-Stipendien) sowie die Entwicklung neuer Forschungsprojekte (Forschungsstart-Stipendien).

Die Stipendien des DHIP richten sich an Bewerberinnen und Bewerber aus der deutschen Wissenschaftslandschaft, unabhängig von ihrer Nationalität. Die Zugehörigkeit zu einer deutschen Krankenversicherung ist obligatorisch. Die Höhe eines Stipendiums des DHIP beträgt monatlich 2.000 € für Habilitierte sowie Post-Doktoranden und Post-Doktorandinnen, 1.500 € für Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden und 1.200 € für M.A.-Studierende.

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Awards

HISTORY: Bundeskanzler-Willy-Brandt Foundation - Willy-Brandt Prize for Contemporary History

Deadline: 31.03.2021

Every two years, the Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt Foundation awards the Willy Brandt Prize for Contemporary History. The prize is awarded to an outstanding academic work that deals either directly with Willy Brandt's work and legacy or with a chapter of contemporary history associated with his name and political life. The work should not be older than two years and may already have been published; dissertations or postdoctoral theses must have been accepted by the respective faculty at the time of submission.

The Foundation will pay reasonable printing costs for the publication of the awardee's work. The Foundation may offer the awardee to publish the work in the publication series "Willy-Brandt-Studien" at its own expense. If the work has already been published, the award winner may subsequently receive funding up to a maximum amount of 4,000 euros for free use.

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LAW: Hugo Sinzheimer Institute (HSI) of the Hans Böckler Foundation - Hugo Sinzheimer Prize 2021

Deadline: 31.03.2021

The Hugo Sinzheimer Institute (HSI) of the Hans Böckler Foundation will award the Hugo Sinzheimer Prize for the tenth time in 2020. The prize is awarded for outstanding dissertations in labor law completed at a German-speaking university. The dissertation should contribute to the analysis and further development of labor law with the guiding principle of the dignity of working people and social self-determination in working life. Interdisciplinary, comparative law or historical work may also be submitted. The prize is endowed with 3,000 euros and includes the offer of a free publication. Dissertations from doctoral programs completed between January 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 will be considered in the selection of the award winner.

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VARIOUS DISCIPLINES: Wuppertal Institut - "Transformative Science" Research Prize

Deadline: 31.03.2021

For the fifth and last time, the Wuppertal Institute awards the research prize "Transformative Science" sponsored by the Zempelin Foundation in the Donors' Association. The prize is endowed with 25,000 euros.

The research prize in 2021 is aimed at scientists whose research makes relevant contributions to society and who distinguish themselves through scientific excellence. In 2021, the call for proposals will focus on contributions in the field of "transformative innovations". The central characteristic of transformative innovations is that they have a particularly high potential to advance the overall process of a Great Transformation toward sustainability. They can take the form of novel technologies, processes, services, organizational structures and institutions, actor networks, political frameworks or even value systems of different actors.

The prize money is to be used to create scope and resources for the implementation of project ideas in the field of transformative research. Researchers from universities and non-university research institutions are eligible to apply.

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