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Calls & Prizes

Helmholtz Visiting Researcher Grant

The Helmholtz Visiting Researcher Grant offers researchers the opportunity to do a fully-funded short-term research stay at one of the 18 Helmholtz centers. The program is promoted by HIDA, the Helmholtz Information and Data Science Academy. It adresses researchers from both, academia (PhD or postdocs) and industrie (Master's degree with at least 3 years of research experience, or PhD) whose research has a strong link to the (applied) information and data sciences. HIDA financially supports up to three-month long, self-organized research stays. Members may receive funding for travel and material expenses (up to 2.000 EUR per month) or research grants to finance their stay at one of the 18 Helmholtz centers (2.860 EUR per month plus subsidies). The goal is to enable new research collaborations, to foster knowledge exchange, and to explore new or emerging research topics in the field of information and data sciences. The next round of applications starts on January 15 and ends on March 15, 2022. More information.

More information on: HIDA Trainee Network

Merck Innovation Cup 2022

Poster Merck Innovation Cup

From July 23 – July 29, 2022, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, will be hosting the 12th edition of the Merck Innovation Cup. The Innovation Cup is an initiative for post-graduate students and young professionals in natural sciences, computer sciences, and business administration to attend a training program near Frankfurt, Germany. All travel, food and accommodation expenses are paid by Merck. Teams will work on innovative projects in the areas of: Oncology, Immuno-Oncology, Autoimmunity, Drug Discovery Technologies, Digitalization, Connected Health and Anti-Aging. The participating teams have the chance to win the Innovation Cup award endowed with EUR 20,000 for the most convincing project plan, plus EUR 5,000 for the runner-up. Most convincing project plans might potentially be implemented and top performing participants be offered a permanent position at Merck. More information.

Flyer Merck Innovation Cup

Grants for "LEAPS meets Quantum Technology Conference 2022"

The League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources (LEAPS) organizes a conference, aiming to bring together the latest achievements from the synchrotron radiation user community with those from source development and instrumentation. The focus of the first LEAPS Conference will be dedicated to the opportunities emerging from the Quantum Technologies R&D. A number of grants will be offered to students in the field of photon science and related areas to attend LEAPS meets QT 2022. The grants will include a waiver of the conference registration fees and accommodation during the Workshops days. The grants will include also a support for travel costs. Master and PhD students are eligible for these grants. More information.

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan (Short-Term 1-12 Month)

The program provides PhD students or PhD researchers from Europe and North America with opportunities to conduct collaborative research under the guidance of their hosts in universities and other Japanese institutions for a relatively short period of time (1-12 months). Find more information here: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan

For PhD-students with German nationality and planned stay up to 6 month, please visit the DAAD website: JSPS Fellowship via DAAD - for German PhD-Students

Stipendien für Doktoranden / Fellowships for German PhD-students

Note*: this tender is only for German PhD students

Fulbright Germany fördert deutsche Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen die ein vier- bis sechsmonatiges Forschungsprojekt an einer U.S.-Hochschule oder einer wissenschaftlichen Einrichtung durchführen, das in direktem Zusammenhang mit ihrer bereits begonnenen akademischen Dissertation steht. Die Stipendienleistungen beinhalten die Finanzierung der Lebenshaltungskosten in Höhe von 1.700 Euro/Monat, Reisekosten, eine Unkostenpauschale (300 Euro), die Kranken- und Unfallversicherung, die kostenfreie Beantragung des Fulbright J-1 Visums und die Aufnahme in das internationale Fulbright-Netzwerk. Es gibt zwei Bewerbungsfristen: Der 1. November eines Jahres für einen Aufenthaltsbeginn in den USA zwischen dem 1. August und 31. Dezember des folgenden Jahres. Der 1. Juni 2022 für einen Aufenthaltsbeginn in den USA zwischen dem 1. Januar und 30. Juni des folgenden Jahres. Weitere Informationen hier.

Open positions at DESY

List of all open positions at DESY in Hamburg and Zeuthen, and information on re-entry positions after parental leave: Jobs at DESY Hamburg and Zeuthen

Open positions at Universität Hamburg

List of all open positions at Universität Hamburg. For science jobs follow the link below and scroll down to the drop-down menu "Wissenschaftliches Personal" and then "Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften". Some of the job offers are in German only: Open Positions at Universität Hamburg

Open positions at EMBL

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a flagship laboratory for the life sciences with more than 80 independent research groups covering the spectrum of molecular biology. EMBL encourages applications from international candidates at all career levels: Open positions at EMBL

Open positions at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science

The Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) is looking for new colleagues with a PhD in physics, chemistry or a related field and with experience molecular physics, physical chemistry, laser physics, photonics, or a related field. Applicants are expected to have an excellent track record and good skills in spoken and written English. All positions are available immediately until filled: CFEL academic opportunities

Open positions at European XFEL

The Hamburg area will soon boast a research facility of superlatives: The European XFEL will generate ultrashort X-ray flashes – 27 000 times per second and with a brilliance that is a billion times higher than that of the best conventional X-ray radiation sources. The XFEL team is already recruiting scientific and administrative staff: European XFEL job offers

Open positions at the Cluster of Excellence "The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging" (CUI)

CUI has open PhD and Postdoc positions in the core areas A. Imaging and Control of Quantum Systems, B. Atomically Resolved Structural Dynamics, C. Dynamics of Order Formation on the Nanoscale: CUI Open Positions.

Doctoral scholarships at Universität Hamburg

Are you seeking doctoral funding? The University of Hamburg offers doctoral scholarships and grants of up to € 1.200 to (prospective) doctoral candidates studying at the University of Hamburg. Please find more information here.

Funding of the MIN Graduate School

The MIN Graduate School aims to enhance the visibility of doctorate researchers' professional achievements, increase their international mobility, and to encourage outstanding international applicants to start their doctoral career at the MIN faculty in Hamburg: more information.

Science exchange program of the University of Hamburg for PhD students

Universität Hamburg and its partner institutions offer various opportunities to research and teach abroad. Expand your international network and apply for an exchange: more information

Jennifer Popp
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
Leonardo Ranasinghe
Linda Vanessa Thesing
Photon Science
Ángel Ferran Pousa
Event Calendar
13 Jan. 2022 to 31 Dec. 2022
24 Jan. 2022 to 25 Jan. 2022
Chaired by: Theresa Schredelseker (PIER (Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research))
Location: link will follow
Room: online
25 Jan. 2022 - 16:00
Speaker: Yuval Grossman (Cornell University)
Location: DESY Hamburg
Room: Zoom
26 Jan. 2022 - 14:30
Speaker: Andrea Caputo (University of Tel Aviv and Weizmann)
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