Newsletter: October 2017

Criminality can come in many different guises: bank robberies, burglaries, radicalisation of young people. But how can it be prevented? Scientists at German criminology institutes are searching for preventive strategies. In this edition, we present some exciting projects. You can also read why a French geophysicist has come to Germany to research the risks posed by earthquakes, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.

IN FOCUS: Criminology

What turns someone into a criminal?

What turns someone into a criminal?

Criminologists study the causes of crime. Among other things, they provide scientific explanations of why young people become radicalised. More What turns someone into a criminal?

Algorithms to combat hate speech online

Algorithms to combat hate speech online

It happens all the time: you are surfing the Internet and come across hate-filled comments. Hate speech is becoming an increasingly widespread phenomenon. A researcher from Halle in eastern Germany has developed a program designed to help better control the problem. More Algorithms to combat hate speech online

CAREER & FUNDING

Research opportunities for international geoscientists

Research opportunities for international geoscientists

Fabrice Cotton from France is an earthquake specialist. His research helps assess the seismic hazard correctly when new houses are to be built. A professor of geophysics, he explains what prompted him to move from Grenoble to Potsdam. More Research opportunities for international geoscientists

Current Calls

Research funding provided by the Reinhart Koselleck Projects of the German Research Foundation

Research funding provided by the Reinhart Koselleck Projects of the German Research Foundation

The Reinhart Koselleck Projects are a funding instrument of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and give outstanding researchers with a proven scientific track record the freedom to pursue innovative projects. Applications can be submitted at any time. More Research funding provided by the Reinhart Koselleck Projects of the German Research Foundation

Funding for international PhD students from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Funding for international PhD students from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung provides funding for international PhD students who have not spent longer than 15 months in Germany at the time of application. Applications can be submitted at any time. More Funding for international PhD students from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Helmholtz International Fellow Award

Helmholtz International Fellow Award

The Helmholtz International Fellow Award is granted to scientists and research managers who conduct successful work on scientific and technical or medical and biological topics. The next closing date for applications is 24 October 2017. More Helmholtz International Fellow Award

NUMBER OF THE MONTH

Six

Six

That’s how many top scientists from around the world were awarded the most valuable German research prize in 2017: the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. Just like the famous naturalist himself, they are determined to discover new things and understand the world a little better. More Six

UPCOMING EVENTS

"Research in Germany" at the Idealist Grad Fair in San Francisco on 11 October 2017

"Research in Germany" at the Idealist Grad Fair in San Francisco on 11 October 2017

Join the “Research in Germany” team at the Idealist Grad Fair in San Francisco on 11 October! Find out more about funding opportunities and programmes for your research stay in Germany. More "Research in Germany" at the Idealist Grad Fair in San Francisco on 11 October 2017

"Research in Germany" at the Reunión Anual de la Unión Geofísica Mexicana (RAUGM)

"Research in Germany" at the Reunión Anual de la Unión Geofísica Mexicana (RAUGM)

Learn about the many choices of an academic career and scientific cooperation possibilities in Germany at a “Research in Germany” information session at the Reunión Anual de la Unión Geofísica Mexicana in Puerto Vallarta on 24 October. More "Research in Germany" at the Reunión Anual de la Unión Geofísica Mexicana (RAUGM)

"Research in Germany" at the Career Convention "What can you be with a PhD"

"Research in Germany" at the Career Convention "What can you be with a PhD"

Interested in doing a PhD in Germany? Looking for an appropriate programme and funding opportunities? Ready to take the next step in your career? More "Research in Germany" at the Career Convention "What can you be with a PhD"

"Research in Germany" at the Neuroscience 2017, Washington D.C. USA

"Research in Germany" at the Neuroscience 2017, Washington D.C. USA

Interested in doing a PhD or postdoc in Germany and learning about appropriate programmes and funding opportunities? Join the “Research in Germany” team at the Neuroscience 2017 in Washington, D. C. from 11 to 15 November. More "Research in Germany" at the Neuroscience 2017, Washington D.C. USA

"Research in Germany" at the PhD Workshop China 2017

"Research in Germany" at the PhD Workshop China 2017

Learn about vacant PhD positions and discover new opportunities for your research career in Germany at the PhD Workshop China 2017. More "Research in Germany" at the PhD Workshop China 2017