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03.05.18 Call for Applications: Young Investigator Fund for Innovative Research Ideas

The Schering Stiftung and the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung offer start-up grants to fund promising research ideas by young scientists. Support is provided for projects in the fields of biochemical, neuroscience or immunological basic research with biomedical implications. The program is explicitly aimed at highly motivated young investigators who wish to pursue an independent career and conduct their own research which is different from that of their supervisors. Applications for the Young Investigator Fund may be submitted to the Schering Stiftung until May 31, 2018.


24.04.18 Evolutionary biologist Eva Nowack awarded Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2018

Dr. Eva Nowack, evolutionary biologist and head of the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group “Microbial Symbiosis and Organelle Evolution” is one of the winners of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2018. Germany's most important prize for early career researchers (endowed with € 20,000 per winner) is awarded annually by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to young scientists who have gained an excellent reputation at international level as a result of their research work.


09.03.18 Second successful Research Funding Day at HHU

On 07.03.2018, the second Research Funding Day for young scientists took place at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. About 160 young researchers from HHU and surrounding universities and other universities in North Rhine-Westphalia came together to inform themselves about current funding programs.


05.01.18 HHU Research Funding Day: Research funding for junior scientists - March 7, 2018

A successful research career depends very much on obtaining research funding through third party money. Research funding and supporting organisations are coming to HHU in order to introduce their funding programmes for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. They will also be available to discuss your specific questions and needs applying for third party money. Use the chance to get in contact with the representatives of the different funding organisations and discuss the different funding options with them and your peers.


10.11.17 pART of Research calendar 2018 available now

The pART of Research calendar of Heine Research Academies is available for free in the offices of iGRAD, medRSD, philGRAD and JUNO from November 13, 2017. The interdisciplinary calendar project shows the art within research of HHU's junior researchers.


17.11.17 49th IFF Spring School Physics of Life 26.02.-09.03.18

The Spring School will provide an introduction to and an overview of current research topics in biophysics of living systems, with an emphasis on understanding biological structure, dynamics and function. Registration now open! Application deadline: 20 December 2017


06.10.17 HeRA Werkstatt:
Social Net(t)working 12.10.2017

Networking is important when it comes to careers not only in the business economic field but also in science. But how to do this in an efficient and secured way? Using the social networks like Xing, LinkedIn, ResearchGate and others could make your life easier - if you are aware of some rules and recommendations. The lecture teaches the basics of successful social networking, ranging from basic principles of authentic self-marketing to recommendation management.


06.10.17 17.10.2017 Who will pay my pension some day? Pension rights for internationally mobile researchers

As a scientist working at a university or research facility in Europe, you are part of a highly skilled and mobile workforce. Especially due to your mobility questions and uncertainties may arise when it comes to your social security and old-age provision. FindYourPension will inform you about the German and European Pension Scheme, your pension rights and possibilities for refunds of contributions. The information event is free of charge, but registration is required.


04.09.17 Expert Report: Consideration of open science activities in the evaluation of research careers

The recently published report of the expert group "Rewards / Recognition under Open Science" focuses on recommendations at both the political and practical levels to promote the commitment of researchers in the field of Open Science and to reward them in the context of career development. The expert group also recommends that OpenScience should be taken into account as a criterion of assessment at all career levels.


04.07.16 pART of Research Competition - 12 most popular images have been selected

Early career researchers of all HHU faculties were asked to show the world what (their) research looks like in the 21st century. 25 images had been submitted and were put to public vote until the middle of July 2017. Over 1300 voters took part in selecting the 12 most popular images that will now be displayed in the “pARTofResearch” calendar 2018 of Heine Research Academies. The printed calendar will be available from Heine Research Academies in fall 2017. The choosen images can be viewed at the following link.


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