Newsletter 5/2013

Dear readers,

As the year draws to a close, we are taking a look back at the many activities in the Humboldt Network and a look forward to the new academic collaborations that will be facilitated by the Anneliese Maier and the Georg Forster Research Awards. Read about the award winners and their projects in this last newsletter of the year.
Humboldtians have told us how they experience Christmas in Germany: “It’s as though a miracle could happen at any moment.” Perhaps this piece from our new Humboldt Kosmos magazine will also allow you to sense the evocative aroma of spices that heralds Christmas.
We wish you a wonderful and successful 2014 and a most enjoyable read.

Georg Forster Research Award: Three researchers from transition and developing countries receive the award, valued at €60,000

For the second time, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has granted the Georg Forster Research Award: to a female researcher from Argentina and to two male researchers from Cuba and Turkey in recognition of their entire academic life’s work. more ...

  • 2014 Anneliese Maier Research Award Winners selected

    Eight humanities scholars from abroad each receive a quarter of a million euros to collaborate with German researchers. more ...

  • Humboldt Foundation’s meeting of experts on better career opportunities for junior researchers

    All over the world, the number of young postdocs seeking to embark on an academic career is growing – and many are unsuccessful. Why this is, and what changes need to be made in academia, was the subject addressed by international experts invited to Berlin to attend the Foundation’s Forum on the Internationalisation of Science. more ...

  • First “Turkish-German Frontiers of Humanities Symposium” held

    Cooperation between the Humboldt Foundation, Stiftung Mercator and Koç University facilitates German-Turkish expert symposium on migration. more ...

  • Humboldt Foundation brings together experts for research alumni activities

    Conference marks the launch of a new network of “research alumni representatives” at German universities and research institutes. more ...

  • New Humboldt Kosmos reveals: What Humboldtians think about Christmas

    Fairy lights twinkling in the windows, the scent of aniseed, cinnamon and cardamom – Humboldtians describe what makes December in Germany so special. more ...

  • Humboldt Foundation offers advice on new EU Research Framework Programme

    Information on the new Marie Sk³odowska Curie Actions is now available from the National Contact Point Mobility (NCP) at the Humboldt Foundation.  more ...

  • 10th Japanese-German Frontiers of Science Symposium

    In November, 30 junior researchers from Japan and Germany – natural scientists and social scientists – met at this year’s Japanese-German Frontiers of Science Symposium in Kyoto to discuss their current research. It was the tenth meeting of its kind. more ...

  • Country-wide EURAXESS Network Meeting for researcher advisors at TU Dresden: “Go East” – Culture of Welcome in Saxony

    In November, around 120 researcher advisors from Germany and Switzerland got together for a EURAXESS Workshop at the invitation of the Welcome Centre at TU Dresden. more ...

  • Call for applications for International Climate Protection Fellowships

    For what is now the fifth time, the Humboldt Foundation is inviting applications for International Climate Protection Fellowships to promote prospective leaders from transition and developing countries. Applications may be submitted from now until 15 March 2014. more ...