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25. Jan 2022

[IAMO GS] Get ready for successful media interaction: Camera Coaching (March 30, 2022)

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There are two free slots in this workshop organised by the IAMO Graduate School.

This practical seminar helps you to get the right wording for explaining your research findings to a non-scientific audience. It prepares you for various interview situations (e.g.  background interview to a print journalist, live interview, discussion rounds on the radio/TV). Practical exercises (camera based) train the appropriate communication for different medium outlets and target groups. 

Participants learn:

  • Choosing the right words: Presenting complex facts in a simple and pointed way
  • How to get prepared for media appearances /media interaction 
  • How to act and argue in interviews or other media interactions   


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20. Jan 2022

[UL] Coffee Conversations – Post-doctoral non-academic career paths (February 9, 2022)

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Leipzig University hosts Dr Christoph Leuze for a conversation on Wednesday February 9th, 2022 between 5pm and 6.30pm. He holds a PhD in cognitive and neuroscience and is director of the Visualization Core at Stanford’s Wu Tsai Institute, where his research focuses on virtual and augmented reality technologies for medical applications. He is also the founder of Nakamir, a company that aims to improve training opportunities for first responders with augmented reality. Dr Leuze provides insight into his career and is open to your questions. This coffee conversation will be in English.

Please register at:

For more information, please visit

17. Jan 2022

Support for young scientists with care responsibilities

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Individuals who care for children or family members and teach and conduct research at the same time are currently facing very special challenges, as the Corona pandemic continues to result in frequent caregiver absences.

Please check the following document for your application to student assistant funds via FEMPOWER@MLU, a project of the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity (website) at MLU.

Numerous studies show that the care of (younger) children and the care of relatives in particular leads to considerable burdens for the persons concerned and consequently to strong delays in their qualification and further career steps. The Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity would like to mitigate this disadvantage in the form of personnel support by research assistants.

17. Jan 2022

Equality promotion 2022

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Calls for proposals for Women’s Grants 2022 (in German) at MLU via Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity are online.

Current calls for proposals:

  • Networking funds for the promotion of young female scientists in 2022: PhD students, postdocs, habilitation students and junior professors can apply for funding for 2022 for participation in conferences and further education measures as well as for working group meetings/research stays
  • Students assistant funds: support for female post-docs in research and teaching through auxiliary funds.
  • MINT tutorial funds: application for the establishment of additional MINT study courses by female students in SoSe 2022 and WiSe 2022/23: the costs for tutorials, workshops, working groups or similar in MINT subjects can be funded if female students carry them out.

Terms and application

  • Please contact your dean’s offices.
  • Applications will be sent to the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity via email through the dean’s offices.
  • Application deadline February 15, 2022.

14. Jan 2022

[Ref 3.2] Impact Training (February 8, 2022)

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There are vacant slots in this workshop offered by the staff development department (Ref 3.2) at MLU.

Do you feel under pressure to produce impact both within, but definitely beyond academia? But time is a scarce resource! And you are not yet clear how to build a successful impact strategy.

The training will give you a first introduction and solid foundation to impact communication. You will learn strategic communication skills that increase your visibility, sharpen your profile and enables you to cement your career milestones. The training is based on the latest research evidence and takes a unique relational approach to enable you to deliver significant and lasting impact with your research.

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20. Dec 2021

[nature] Managing up: how to communicate effectively with your PhD adviser

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Your supervisor has a vested interest in your success. Set the right tone and communication style when you meet with them.

Read more at nature, CAREER COLUMN (10 December 2021)

14. Dec 2021

Early stage scientists and the pandemic at MLU

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In spring 2021, the Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office and the Equal Opportunity Advisory Council launched a survey on the pandemic-related challenges for scientists in the early stage within the university. In the meantime, the responses have been reviewed and a report with many answers and information has been written.

Read more (in German)

14. Dec 2021

Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year 2022

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Dear doctoral students and postdocs,

we would like to thank you for continuing efforts during your research studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in 2021.
Your research results contribute to our universities good scientific reputation in Germany and world-wide. Please find some examples of research of doctoral students in the doctoral student’s profiles.

We wish you a Merry Christmas, a joyful Holiday Season and all the best for the New Year 2022.

The InGrA team

13. Dec 2021

[UNIBUND] 10th tender mentoring programme for female postdoctoral researchers (June 2022–June 2023 / 2024)

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How to establish a scientific profile?
How to become a successful team leader?
What makes grant applications worthy of support?
How to establish a sustainable network?
A career in academia comes along with lots of questions and challenges!

From June 2022 the mentoring programme for female postdoctoral researchers, provided by the universities of Halle, Jena and Leipzig, offers eight places at each university for highly-qualified female postdocs, researchers undertaking a ‘habilitation’, junior scientist group leaders and junior professors, to support them in their development and future careers. Applications can be submitted up to February 28, 2022 by the associated university.

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26. Nov 2021

12th edition of the Merck Innovation Cup (July 23-29, 2022)

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The Innovation Cup is an initiative for post-graduate students and young professionals in natural sciences, computer sciences, and business administration to attend a training program near Frankfurt, Germany.

The Innovation Cup is designed to support the professional development of post-graduate students interested in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Participants learn how R&D in the industry works by lectures from Merck managers and scientists. The students will also advance an idea to a full project plan with their team. The event brings together a promising new generation of talent with senior managers and researchers and accomplished retirees in a meeting of the generations.

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