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Journalistic Scholarship - Pan African Soil Challenge –– Call for application

Forschungszentrum Jülich has won one of the main prizes in this year’s International Research Marketing ideas competition run by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The project on the pan-African challenge of soil as a resource will build a scientific bridge between Forschungszentrum Jülich and African partners. Against the background of the rapid population growth and climate change and its consequences, it aims to support Africa to implement methods to make food production sustainable and secure.

In order to make the project known in the African scientific community as well as in the public we offer a scholarship for an African journalist. The scholarship includes an invitation to a one-month stay at Forschungszentrum Jülich, one of Europe’s biggest research centers in the fields of information, energy and bioeconomy (www.fz-juelich.de) in summer 2018. The scholarship also covers the costs for a one-week trip to Accra, Ghana, where the core activities of the project take place from 26th November 2018 to 30th November 2018.

If you are an African journalist (print, TV, radio or Social Media, for instance Blogs) who is devoted to the possibilities of modern science to tackle great societal challenges it would be a pleasure for us to receive your application. During your four-week stay in Jülich, you will work with the press office and support the communication’s team to initiate first project activities already. You will also get close insight into our geoscientific research, meet scientists who organize the Pan African Soil Challenge project and get in contact with colleagues of international relations. On the other hand, we expect you to cover the project via your home medium, especially during the fall school and the Hackathon in Accra.

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„Research in Germany“Webinar-Series 04 -07 June, 2018

Monday, 04 June 2018, 14:00 – 15:00 CEST

The German Research Landscape: Who does research in Germany?

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 14:00 – 15:00 CEST
Proposal Writing

How to write a successful proposal?

Wednesday, 06 June 2018, 14:00 – 15:00 CEST
Postdoctoral opportunities in Germany

How to launch your postdoctoral research career?

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Call for Applications :Press Tour, "The future of Work" 21-26 Oct 2018

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites a delegation of 15 international science journalists on a press tour to Germany on the future of work from 21 to 26 October 2018.
The topic: the future of work
The way we are working is changing fast. Digitisation, automation and globalisation are having a profound impact on the world of work. How and where will we work in the future? What kind of skills and education will we need? Will robots and intelligent machines take our jobs? This press tour picks up the topic of the "Science Year 2018 – Working Life of the Future", and sets out to explore the challenges and opportunities of the working life of the future. Journalists will meet researchers and developers at German research institutes, universities and companies.

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Application Period for Green Talents Award has Now Started

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has held the prestigious “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009. The award honours 25 young researchers every year. Thus, the Green Talents Competition successfully encourages the global exchange of innovative green ideas from various fields of research. Since its inception, the award has recognised 207 young researchers and scientists from 57 nations for their outstanding achievements and contributions to making their communities, countries and societies more sustainable. The award-winners are selected by a jury of renowned German experts and are granted unique access to Germany's research elite.

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