Newsletter 1/2014

Dear readers,

Just a few days ago, some 90 high-ranking delegations from African countries and EU Member States met in Brussels for a joint summit conference where the importance of education and research was stressed by all. The concrete opportunities arising from the dynamic developments seen in this area in many African countries and the attendant problems were recently discussed in Nairobi by experts from the Humboldt Network.

The Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES) and the Georg Forster Research Award open up great opportunities for researchers from developing countries not only in Africa. You’ll find more details in this newsletter.

  • Georg Forster Research Award: Nominations being received until 15 May

    The Georg Forster Research Award sponsors on a targeted basis leading researchers from developing and transition countries who have achieved international visibility through their research to date. The current call for nominations is open until 15 May. more ...

  • Call for applications: Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES)

    Postdoctoral researchers and experienced researchers from all disciplines in developing and transition countries have until mid-2015 to apply for a Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES). more ...

  • Spirit of optimism in Nairobi

    The African education market is booming. What opportunities do rapid growth strategies create and what problems are the continent’s universities and researchers facing? Experts from the region and Germany met at the recent Humboldt Colloquium in Kenya and provided answers to these questions. more ...

  • An offer you can’t refuse (almost) – five years of Alexander von Humboldt Professorships

    Thanks to the Humboldt Professorship, Germany has enticing things to offer international research luminaries. A review of the first five years. more ...

  • German Chancellor Fellowship – new call for applications from tomorrow’s leaders

    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is once again offering young professionals from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA the opportunity to conduct a project as the guest of a partner in Germany whom they choose themselves. Applications may be submitted online until 15 September. more ...

  • Humboldt Alumni Associations now in 75 countries

    The Humboldt family is growing closer together: Former Humboldt Fellows recently established the first Alumni Association in Ecuador. This brings the total number to 122 associations in 75 countries around the world. more ...

  • Looking at the bigger picture: Young British and German researchers meet for interdisciplinary discussions

    In March, the Royal Society, the Junge Akademie and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation jointly invited 65 young researchers to come to Potsdam to attend the British-German Frontiers of Science Symposium. more ...

  • EU roadshow advises researchers on career matters

    The European Commission is providing researchers help and guidance with career matters and their search for a job with a pan-European information campaign. The “EURAXESS ‒ Researchers in Motion” roadshow will visit 29 cities in 22 countries in the course of a two-month tour through Europe. In Germany, the roadshow will be making stops in Bremen, Hamburg and Cologne in April. more ...