Newsletter: April 2017

Detergent made out of bacteria, jumpers made out of milk or tyres made out of dandelions – we can already buy many products manufactured from alternative materials. Bioeconomics is all about making an increasing variety of industrial solutions more sustainable and efficient. Germany leads the world in this area, with many researchers working on bioeconomic ideas. In this edition we present a number of exciting projects. You can also read why a Greek business psychologist sees Germany as a particularly good place to conduct her research, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.

IN FOCUS: The bioeconomy

How to make industry greener

How to make industry greener

Imagine driving a car whose tyres are made out of dandelions. Or wearing a jumper made out of milk. Products such as these do actually exist, and the alternative materials that are used to make them are environmentally-friendly. In a field known as bioeconomics, many scientists in Germany are conducting research into some exciting innovations. More How to make industry greener

How algae could make aeroplanes fly

How algae could make aeroplanes fly

As incredible as it may sound, algae could soon replace kerosene and be used for example to power aeroplanes. Scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich are working on this exciting idea. More How algae could make aeroplanes fly

CAREER & FUNDING

Research opportunities for international psychologists

Research opportunities for international psychologists

In Munich, business psychologist Eleni Georganta from Greece is researching the factors that influence successful teamwork. In our interview, she told us what fascinates her about her research work, and why she is doing her PhD in Germany. More Research opportunities for international psychologists

Current Calls

Green Talents Award 2017

Green Talents Award 2017

The “Green Talents Award” supports young sustainability researchers and gives them access to first-class German research facilities. The application period for 2017 will start on 10 April 2017. The closing date for applications is 23 May 2017. More Green Talents Award 2017

The Otto Bayer Scholarship from the Bayer Science & Education Foundation

The Otto Bayer Scholarship from the Bayer Science & Education Foundation

The Bayer Science & Education Foundation supports students and young professionals in certain scientific fields. The next application phase begins on 1 June 2017. The closing date for applications is 18 July 2017. More The Otto Bayer Scholarship from the Bayer Science & Education Foundation

Doctoral scholarships from the Hans Böckler Foundation

Doctoral scholarships from the Hans Böckler Foundation

The Hans Böckler Foundation supports doctoral students who engage with trade union or social policy themes. Closing dates for applications each year are 1 February, 1 June and 1 October. More Doctoral scholarships from the Hans Böckler Foundation

NUMBER OF THE MONTH

16 cameras

16 cameras

What do astronauts eat in space? Until now, they certainly had no fresh fruit or vegetables. But that is soon to change. German researchers are sending a satellite into space that will initially allow tomatoes to be grown on a trial basis in space. 16 cameras will be keeping a close eye on the process. More 16 cameras

UPCOMING EVENTS

Lecture Tour "Doing a doctorate in Germany"

Lecture Tour "Doing a doctorate in Germany"

Interested in doing a PhD or Post-Doc in Germany? Looking for an appropriate programme and funding opportunities? Ready to take the next step in your career? Join us and visit the “Research in Germany”-Team at our lecture tour. More Lecture Tour "Doing a doctorate in Germany"

Research in Germany at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago

Research in Germany at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago

Experimental Biology is a multidisciplinary scientific meeting featuring plenary and award lectures, pre-meeting workshops, oral and poster sessions, on-site career services and exhibits. More Research in Germany at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago

"Research in Germany" at the Science Online Career Fair

"Research in Germany" at the Science Online Career Fair

Learn more about your research options in Germany! Meet online with representatives of German universities and research and funding organisations. Take the opportunity to learn about PhD and postdoctoral job openings in one of Europe’s most advanced research nations! More "Research in Germany" at the Science Online Career Fair