Newsletter: June 2017

When did you last go on a diet? And given how many there are to choose from, what kind of diet was it? There is hardly any other issue in our everyday lives that preoccupies us as much as what we eat. And that is no bad thing – after all, our diet has a key impact on our wellbeing. But while people in industrialised countries still agonise over what they should not be eating, numerous people in developing nations spend the day worrying whether they will have anything to eat at all that evening. Nutrition research is a broad field of study, in other words. 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.

IN FOCUS: Nutrition research

Eat yourself healthy!

Eat yourself healthy!

Less is more? Fat is bad for you? Or in fact good for you? Scientists all over the world have been arguing for centuries about what constitutes a good diet. A number of researchers in Germany are keen to discover just which foods make us healthy – and which we would do better to avoid. More Eat yourself healthy!

For a world without hunger

For a world without hunger

Despite being highly nutritious, traditional African vegetables are rarely cultivated there. A German-African research project wants to change this in a bid to combat hunger worldwide. More For a world without hunger

CAREER & FUNDING

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

Current Calls

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

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

Research grants from the DAAD – Doctoral Programmes in Germany

Research grants from the DAAD – Doctoral Programmes in Germany

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers doctoral grants to foreign doctoral students and young researchers, enabling them to spend time researching and continuing their education in Germany. The closing date for applications depends on their country of origin. More Research grants from the DAAD – Doctoral Programmes in Germany

NUMBER OF THE MONTH

10 years

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 10 years

UPCOMING EVENTS

"Research in Germany" to promote career paths and research opportunities in Germany at asm microbe 2017, the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology

"Research in Germany" to promote career paths and research opportunities in Germany at asm microbe 2017, the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology

Over 8,000 attendees will participate in this year’s general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (asm microbe 2017), making it the largest international meeting in the field of microbiology. The DFG will participate in the conference, which is being held from June 1-5 in New Orleans. More "Research in Germany" to promote career paths and research opportunities in Germany at asm microbe 2017, the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology

Research in Germany Webinar Series

Research in Germany Webinar Series

Join our webinars with experts from German research institutions and testimonials from all over the world giving you an insight in the German research landscape, funding opportunities and much more… More Research in Germany Webinar Series

Join the "Research in Germany" - Breakfast Meeting on Scientific Cooperation Projects

Join the "Research in Germany" - Breakfast Meeting on Scientific Cooperation Projects

Interested in conducting research in Germany? Or being part of an international research group? Ready to take the next step in your career? More Join the "Research in Germany" - Breakfast Meeting on Scientific Cooperation Projects