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14. Sep 2021

Lindau Guidelines 2020 released

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The Lindau Guidelines aim for an open, cooperative science community where data and knowledge are freely shared. The goals are ambitious, and their implementation can be achieved through different methods. The goals have been discussed, amended and refined, and were released after the Online Science Days in June 2020.

10 Goals in Brief

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21. Jul 2021

[UFZ] Balancing cooperation and competition in science (Sep 30 / Nov 9, 2021)

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You are invited to register for the UFZ Career Center workshop “Balancing cooperation and competition in science” on 30.09./09.11.2021.

Workshop content: While cooperation is publicly emphasized, the everyday work of scientists’ can also lead to overt or covert competition within a team or organization. Competition between team colleagues is particularly delicate. While cooperation is the ideal this course assumes that competition among scientist is inevitable to a certain extent. Learn how to cope with and even benefit from it. The training is led by Nina Bessing.

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16. Jun 2021

Shape your academic career path in a self-determined way! – The MLU mentoring programme will accompany you on your way. (Deadline: 15.07.2021)

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Are you a doctoral or post-doctoral student at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and are you aiming for a career in university or non-university science? Do you want to shape your career path in a self determined and solution-oriented way and network with other female scientists? Great goals are best achieved together.

What can you expect in the mentoring programme?

One-to-one mentoring with established professors Networking with other female academics from all faculties at MLU (Digital) workshops on key qualification (Digital) peer counselling as a group-dynamic element.

What else do you need to know?

Duration: September 2021- September 2022
digital preparatory workshop to introduce you to the mentoring process

Would you like to apply or find out if mentoring is something for you?

You can find all the information here: 

If you are unsure what mentoring is and whether the programme is something for you, you are welcome to request a personal Webex appointment with the project coordinator. (Mail:

7. Jun 2021

[UFZ Career Center] Career Lunch for Postdocs

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The UFZ Career Center offers a monthly recurring virtual Career Lunch. This month, the career center offers a platform to exchange about joining forces at your institution: Postdocs Unite! How to set up a Postdoc Association? It will take place on 24 June from 12.30 to 1.30 p.m. 

You’ll get the chance to ask the guests Giovanna Diletta Ielacqua (postdoc at the MDC and member of the MDC Postdoc Association), Rose Burden (MDC Postdoc Office) and Desislava Boegner (postdoc at the AWI and member of the AWI PostDocTeam) anything from how you can benefit from engaging in an association to practical questions as how do they organize and distribute the work within their associations. Get together and network to find out what a postdoc association could offer you and what you could contribute to it!

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26. Apr 2021

Virtual International Days 2021 at MLU (May 3-7, 2021)

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German as well as international students, PhD students and scientists who are planning a stay abroad or who are studying and researching at our university are cordially invited to participate in the Virtual International Days from May 03 to 07, 2021. During 5 days, the International Office together with external speakers will provide information on topics such as organization and financing of a semester, internship or research stay abroad, health insurance coverage, company pension plan and right of residence in Germany as well as on funding for international projects. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn about the work of MLU’s foreign representative office in Almaty, Kazakhstan, as well as cooperation opportunities with this office.

The program is rounded off by online consultation hours and a pub quiz of the International Office as well as a casual get-together with ESN Halle. Please check the program, where you can also see which events will be held in English and for which prior registration is required.

2. Mar 2021

9th call of Mentoring Program for Postdocs in Halle-Jena-Leipzig

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Application period extended until March 15, 2021.

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!

Illustration: Eva Feuchter

From June 2021 the mentoring programme for female postdoctoral researchers, provided by the universities of Halle-Wittenberg, 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 March 15, 2021 by the associated university.

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18. Feb 2021

[ScienceCampus] Workshop CliMetabolomics (June & September 2021)

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CliMetabolomicsis a Franco-german Research Workshop that aims for a better understanding of the plasticity of plants and to develop sustainable plants adapted to climate change. CliMetabolomics offers training in analytical tools and an innovation management method to early career scientists.

The workshop lasts two weeks and consists of seminars, discussions and many practical courses.

  • 14th – 18th June 2021 in France (Versailles & Bordeaux)
  • 27th – 30th September 2021 in Germany (Leipzig & Halle/ Saale)

The workshop is open to PhD students, post-docs and scientists who conduct researchs on plant metabolomics and who are interested in sustainability in the context of climate change.

Please register until April 30, 2021. Further information, the detailed program and latest news can be found at the website.

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24. Nov 2020

Calls for women’s funding 2021 at MLU

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Calls for women’s grants at MLU are online.

Current announcements:

  • Network funds for the promotion of young female researchers in 2021: female doctoral students, postdocs, post-doctoral students, post-doctoral lecturers and junior professors can apply for funding for participation in conferences and further education measures as well as for working group meetings/research stays in 2021
  • Funds for graduate assistants: Support of female post-docs in research and teaching
  • MINT tutor resources: Application for the establishment of additional MINT study programs by female students in SoSe 2021 and WS 2021/22: The costs of tutorials, workshops, working groups, etc. in MINT subjects can be subsidized if female students conduct or participate in them. Attention: There will only be one call for proposals per year. Please plan your study programs accordingly for the long term.
  • Adaptation measures maternity/family leave: for (doctoral) students, MLU supports individual adaptation measures according to §§9, 13 MuSchG during pregnancy, breastfeeding and after childbirth in case of individual or job-related restrictions. Applications can be submitted at any time.
  • UniBund Mentoring Program for Post-Docs: As an advanced post-doctoral researcher, post-doctoral lecturer, junior researcher or junior professor, you will be given the opportunity to be individually accompanied and supported in your academic career by experienced mentors. Application period until 28.02.2021.

Please find the calls for proposals and application forms on the website.

Applications can be submitted to the Diversity and Equal Opportunities Office by e-mail by 15.01.2021 at the latest.

8. Sep 2020

[PostDoc News] Die Junge Akademie is looking for 10 new members

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In 2021 Die Junge Akademie is taking in ten new members. Applications are encouraged from committed and excellent young scientists and artists who enjoy interdisciplinary work for collaborative projects at the interface of science, art, society and politics. The application deadline is November 16, 2020.

Members have different backgrounds, ranging from Astrophysics to Law and Political Science to Philosophy of Science. They are elected for five years, during which they have access to a personal budget as well as to a joint research budget. 

A key requirement for membership in Die Junge Akademie is an outstanding dissertation. It should have been completed at least three, but no more than seven years prior to admission in Die Junge Akademie. Since then, the candidate should also have published at least one or more outstanding academic paper(s). Applications from artists are also welcome. Dedicated collaboration in Die Junge Akademie is expected.

Please note that while our members live and work internationally, participation in Die Junge Akademie requires sufficient proficiency in German. Please refer to the German website for further information.

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