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ERC Starting Grants

ERC Starting Grants

Through its ERC Starting Grants, the European Commission provides up to 1.5 million euros in funding to support talented young researchers. Applications for 2018 will likely be invited from mid-July 2017. More ERC Starting Grants

Number of the Month: 10 years

Number of the Month: 10 years

That is how long it is since the European Research Council (ERC) was established. Numerous academics in Europe have received funding in the meantime, many of them having run some impressive projects. We present three examples from Germany. More Number of the Month: 10 years

Nutrition research

Nutrition research

Organic, detox, paleo and vegan are just four of many dietary trends. While people in industrialised countries are no longer content with merely satisfying their hunger, those in developing nations are plagued by quite different problems: How can I get enough to eat? How can I protect my child from malnutrition? Numerous researchers in Germany are exploring what could and should constitute a healthy and balanced diet, in both industrialised and developing countries. In this edition we present some exciting projects. You can also read why a couple from the USA decided to come and work in Germany, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month. Newsletter: June 2017 Nutrition research

Career couples – a family moves to Germany

Career couples – a family moves to Germany

The chance to run a sizeable research group and do academic work at the highest level makes for an attractive offer. Nevertheless, academics’ decisions about whether to switch to a new employer and move to a new country increasingly also depend on their partners’ career opportunities. In Germany, Dual Career Services are available to help families decide to make the move and get off to the best possible start – as the example of Sarah und Tim Büthe shows. More Career couples – a family moves to Germany

Doctoral scholarships from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Doctoral scholarships from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Through its doctoral scholarships, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung supports talented and committed young researchers. The next closing date for applications is 15 July 2017 and applications are now invited. More Doctoral scholarships from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung