Newsletter: November 2017

Which materials will be available to us in future if natural resources such as oil and metals become scarce? German scientists are conducting modern materials research in a quest for alternatives to conventional materials. In this edition we present some exciting projects. You can also read how a Turkish neuroscientist intends to reproduce language using IT, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.

IN FOCUS: New materials

Cleaner and lighter – how new materials can improve our lives

Cleaner and lighter – how new materials can improve our lives

Natural resources such as oil, lithium and specific metals will be in short supply in future. That is why German scientists are researching new materials, thereby driving forward the development of new technologies. More Cleaner and lighter – how new materials can improve our lives

Nanomaterials for clean drinking water

Nanomaterials for clean drinking water

Around a third of people worldwide have no access to clean drinking water. Researchers in Bielefeld are developing membranes that could be used to filter dirty or salty water. More Nanomaterials for clean drinking water

CAREER & FUNDING

Research opportunities for international computer scientists

Research opportunities for international computer scientists

A neuro- and computer scientist, Fatma Deniz from Turkey graduated from the TU Berlin. She conducts research into the human brain and explores how language works. More Research opportunities for international computer scientists

Current Calls

Doctoral scholarships from the Hans Böckler Foundation

Doctoral scholarships from the Hans Böckler Foundation

The Hans Böckler Foundation supports particularly gifted doctoral students who engage with trade union or social themes in any discipline. The closing date for applications is 1 February 2018. More Doctoral scholarships from the Hans Böckler Foundation

International Climate Protection Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

International Climate Protection Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards its International Climate Protection Fellowship to young climate experts from developing countries and emerging economies. Applications for the twelve-month research stay can be submitted until 1 March 2018. More International Climate Protection Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Doctoral scholarships from the Hector Fellow Academy

Doctoral scholarships from the Hector Fellow Academy

The Hector Fellow Academy gives ambitious international young researchers the opportunity to do a PhD based on a research project they have developed themselves, supervised by a Hector Fellow. The application period runs from 1 February until 30 April 2018. More Doctoral scholarships from the Hector Fellow Academy

NUMBER OF THE MONTH

28 years

28 years

That’s how many years have passed since the wall that separated West and East Germany came down. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock are studying what impact the fall of the Berlin Wall has had on society. One thing they have found is that life expectancy is higher without the wall. More 28 years

JUST ASKING...

Dr Baum, how does personalised medicine work?

Dr Baum, how does personalised medicine work?

We are all unique, which is why some people tolerate standardised medicine less well than others. Dr Mario Baum, an expert in micro- and nanotechnologies, explains how new knowledge and new technologies are allowing diagnoses and therapies to be tailored to the unique needs of individual patients. More Dr Baum, how does personalised medicine work?

UPCOMING EVENTS

Smart City Expo World Congress, Barcelona, Spain

The Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 in Barcelona will take place from 14 to 16 November. It is a leading summit for exploring the future of our cities. Meet our "Research in Germany" delegation including seven German research networks that are part of the campaign "Shaping the Future – Building the City of Tomorrow". More Smart City Expo World Congress, Barcelona, Spain

"Research in Germany" at the ERA Mobility and Career Day, Budapest, Hungary

Ready to take the next step in your career? Meet the "Research in Germany" team at the ERA Mobility and Career Day in Budapest on 16 November. This event is the best opportunity for students, graduates and professionals to learn about the many choices of an academic career (doctoral, junior researcher, postdoctoral, visiting scientist, amongst others) in Germany. More "Research in Germany" at the ERA Mobility and Career Day, Budapest, Hungary

"Research in Germany" at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, USA

Interested in doing a PhD or postdoc in Germany? Looking for an appropriate programme and funding opportunities? Join the "Research in Germany" team at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans from 11 to 15 December 2017. More "Research in Germany" at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, USA