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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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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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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).

6. Nov 2023

Online-Umfrage zu Berufsperspektiven von Promovierenden

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Ein Team der Friedrich-Alexander-Universitäts Erlangen-Nürnberg, unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Johannes Rincke (Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftspolitik, Fachbereich Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften) forscht zu der Frage, wie wissenschaftliche Karrieren für Nachwuchsforscher*innen attraktiver gemacht werden können.

Zu diesem Zweck sollen Promovierende deutschlandweit befragt werden. Unter dem folgenden Link gelangen Sie zu der Umfrage.

23. Oct 2023

[U Heidelberg] Study on the topic of Time Use, Networking Behavior & Visibility in the academic field

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The Chair of Organizational Behavior of the Alfred Weber Institute (AWI) for Economics at the University of Heidelberg is looking for participants for a study on the topic of Time Use, Networking Behavior & Visibility in the academic field.

Participants (female/male/diverse) should already be at the Postdoc phase of their academic career or beyond. The study will take place across disciplines and universities and is in English. The study consists of a survey (approximately 35 minutes) and an experimental session (approximately 40 minutes). Both parts of the study will take place online. Earnings will be on average 20 Euros per hour depending on decisions and performance in different tasks.

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17. Aug 2023

[HS Harz and HS Anhalt] PhD Autumn School “Wissenschaftskommunikation” (October 4-6, 2023)

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Im Rahmen des Verbundprojekts CASE laden die HS Harz und HS Anhalt ein zur 

PhD Autumn School zum Thema

„Wissenschaftskommunikation – das Teil, wovon Sie alle schon mal gehört haben“

vom 4. bis 6. Oktober in Wernigerode ein.

Die diesjährige PhD Autumn School, organisiert von den Hochschulen Harz und Anhalt, bietet Promovierenden des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt eine großartige Gelegenheit, Ihr Wissen im Bereich Stimmtraining, Wissenschaftskommunikation und Graphical Abstract zu erweitern und wichtige Fähigkeiten zu erwerben. 

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6. Jun 2023

[week of action] Working conditions in science (June 12-16, 2023)

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MLU is participating in the nationwide action week of the Network for Good Work in Science (NGAWiss) with a dense and diverse program. On board are representatives of the Mittelbau, the doctoral students’ representation, the unions verdi and GEW, the initiatives MLUnterfinanziert, TVStud as well as the staff council of MLU.

Program and further information (in German).

4. May 2023

How the DFG Supports Research Careers

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What support and funding opportunities does the DFG offer to researchers in early career phases? Where can you find important background information and helpful hints? The DFG website describes your options in each phase of your early research career and offers advice for preparing your first DFG proposal.

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Who are the DFG-funded researchers, what is their research about and what do they say about the funding they receive? Find out in our portraying films:

12. Apr 2023

Writing a publication

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Recommendation for writing a paper

30. Mar 2023

[TU Braunschweig] Shit Happens in der Wissenschaft – Umgang von Forschenden mit Dilemma-Situationen

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Haben Sie auch schon Ungerechtigkeiten im Wissenschaftsbetrieb erlebt? Ein Team der Technische Universität Braunschweig – Institut für Psychologie erforscht, wie Wissenschaftler*innen auf unterschiedliche Problemsituationen reagieren und bittet alle Forschenden – von Studierenden und Promovierenden bis hin zu den Professor*innen – um Teilnahme an dem Experiment. Die Ergebnisse teilt das Team gern nach Abschluss der Untersuchung mit!

Prof. Dr. Beate Muschalla und B.Sc. Shirley Ohme 
Technische Universität Braunschweig – Institut für Psychologie
Abteilung Klinische Psychologie, Psychotherapie und Diagnostik
Humboldtstraße 33, 38106 Braunschweig

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