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7. Sep 2023

Series of guides (Guides4docs@MLU) for early career researchers at MLU released

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InGrA has released a series of guides Guides4docs@MLU recently. With the following topics you can get a good overview of options and requirements during your future or current doctorate at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

5. Dec 2023

DFG Funding Opportunities: for Scientific Careers (December 12, 2023 | online)

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This online talk focuses on DFG Funding Opportunities for Scientific Careers. Further details and the dial in link can be found at Info Talks on DFG Funding Opportunities for Research Careers.

  • Date: December 12, 2023
  • Time: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. CET
  • Language: German

Please note: You can access the event via the link above without any password. The number of participants is limited to max. 1,000.

About Prospects: Online Talk Series on DFG Funding Opportunities for Research Careers

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30. Nov 2023

Thermal impact of underground car parks heat up groundwater but could serve as a heat source for households

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Here you find the doctoral student’s profile of Maximilian Noethen. He published results of his doctoral studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and shared the research more widely with a press release.

About the author:

M. Noethen in the “lab”.
  • Maximilian Noethen ORCID, ResearchGate
  • Research areas: Subsurface warming, Geothermal energy, Groundwater quality
  • Applied Geology Group, Institute of Geosciences and Geography, MLU

Fields of expertise during doctoral studies:

  • Anthropogenic warming of the subsurface
  • Geothermal applications on shallow groundwater resources
  • Impact of thermal pollution on groundwater quality
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20. Nov 2023

[TU Berlin] DFG project ”Functions and consequences of unemployment in researcher’s careers“

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A research group at TU Berlin is currently conducting a DFG-funded research project on unemployment in academic careers. 

What the group want to find out is how and whether researchers continue to do research during the time when they are not paid for it, and to what extent continuing to work (or not continuing to work) has an impact on their further (academic) career.

For this reason, TU Berlin is looking for researchers from universities or non-university research institutions who can talk to us about this topic!

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14. Nov 2023

[A6] DFG Individual funding programmes for Postdocs (November 15, 2023)

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Department 6 – Research, Transfer and Third Party Funding Service offers the following information event on funding opportunities.


The information event provides a short overview of the DFG individual funding programmes for the postdoc-phase. The funding requirements and conditions of the Walter Benjamin Programme, the Emmy Noether Programme and the Research Grant with Module Temporary Position for PI will be presented. The participants will have the opportunity to ask their questions.

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10. Nov 2023

[PlantBioChem] NMR in Depth (Nov/Dec 2023)

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There are free slots for the following Doctoral Training Course (DoCou) organised by Leibniz Research School PlantBioChem at Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) Halle.

  • title: NMR in Depth
  • Session 1: Friday, 17.11.2023, 13:00-15:00
    Kurt-Mothes Lecture Hall at IPB
  • Session 2: Friday, 24.11.2023, 13:00-15:00
    Kurt-Mothes Lecture Hall at IPB
  • Session 3: Friday, 8.12.2023, 13:00-15:00
    Kurt-Mothes Lecture Hall at IPB
  • Session 4: Friday, 15.12.2023, 13:30-15:30
    Benno-Parthier Seminar Room at IPB
  • with Dr. Pauline Stark (Dept. NWC, IPB)
  • Information & registration:

While the DoCous are primarily tailored to train doctoral researchers, also postdocs, undergraduate students and technical staff are very welcome to attend, capacity permitting. In case of questions, you can contact 

10. Nov 2023

Promoting talent – Scholarships for doctoral students

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The Heinrich Böll Foundation is the Green political foundation. Under the heading “promoting talent”, every year the foundation supports around 1,200 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students – from all subjects and types of higher educational institutions in Germany and abroad – who affirm the goals of the Green project. Each year, up to 250 new scholarship recipients join the programme.

The objective of the scholarships is to promote future leaders and experts who are prepared to take on social responsibility, are interested in politics, and work to pass on the basic political values of the Heinrich Böll Foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self-determination and justice. The scholarship department champions the principle of sustainability; the seminar programme is committed to the objectives of education for sustainability.

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8. Nov 2023

Second funding period of two Research Training Groups approved

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Congratulations! The German Research Foundation (DFG) is once again funding two Research Training Groups (RTGs) at MLU with around four million euros each. This will enable the successful training of doctoral students in the fields of plant research and protein research to be continued and expanded.

The Research Training Group “Communication and Dynamics of Plant Cell Compartments (GRK 2498)” is investigating the question of how plants produce their special ingredients and valuable substances.

The Research Training Group “Intrinsically Disordered Proteins – Molecular Principles, Cellular Functions, and Diseases (GRK 2467)” is investigating a special class of proteins that is also responsible for many serious diseases.

Read more at press release 140/2023 on November 8, 2023 (in German).

7. Nov 2023

Networking-Event Startup FOCUS PITCH & CONNECT (November 13, 2023)

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As part of the Entrepreneurship Week at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, the Transfer and Entrepreneurship Office, in cooperation with Univations GmbH and with the kind support of Stadtwerke Halle GmbH, is hosting the pitch and networking event “Startup FOCUS PITCH & CONNECT”.

On Monday, 13.11.2023, the doors of Volkspark Halle (Schleifweg 8a, 06114 Halle (Saale)) will open from 18:30 for all interested founders, startup enthusiasts and partners of the regional startup ecosystem. At around 6:45 pm, we will open the CONNECT networking part with a success story of Johannes Raschpichler, founder and CEO of Insone GmbH, and then invite you to get to know or re-connect to each other over a few snacks, exchange ideas and network. Take this opportunity to get to know a wide variety of players and supporters of the regional entrepreneurship ecosystem, such as current pre-founding teams, startups and investors in the traditional ambience of Volkspark and to network with them or refresh existing contacts!

Please register for the networking event until Thursday, 9th of November.

Information about more events of the Entrepreneurship Week and how to register for them can be found here:

7. Nov 2023

Call for scientists in search of media training in 2024

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The SILBERSALZ Institute’s year-long program is designed for scientists who would like to collaborate with artists to develop new cultural projects that broaden the public perception of science and bring scientific research into mainstream media.

Scientists from all fields, currently conducting research linked to European institutions who are interested in collaborating with artists and media professionals are eligible to apply.

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6. Nov 2023

Call for entries German Study Award (Deutscher Studienpreis) 2024

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The competition is aimed at young scientists from all disciplines who have submitted an excellent dissertation of particular social significance in 2022. With three top prizes of 25,000 euros each, it is one of the most highly endowed German prizes for young researchers. The closing date for the current call for entries is March 1, 2024.

The Körber Foundation wants to encourage young scientists to confidently represent the social value of their research and contribute to the public debate. With the “Deutscher Studienpreis“, the foundation therefore honors doctoral students who have presented tangible results that are of outstanding interest to society. The patron of the award is Bärbel Bas, President of the German Bundestag.

All information on how to participate can be found here (in German).

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