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Early- to mid-career researchers like you matter: grad students, postdocs, young professors and group leaders are the backbone of science and research. As academics who pursue a career in other sectors you use your skills to foster progress in business, politics, and non-profits

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum, the GSO Leadership Academy and the Klaus Tschira Boost Fund seek to empower you as the next generation of academics to achieve more independence and recognition. AlumNode is a collaboration of these organizations. There are many alumni platforms available, however AlumNode is designed to connect researchers and scientists who usually would not meet.

Our alumni have diverse backgrounds in disciplines ranging from astrophysics and mathematics to politics and history. They work in academia as well as in the private, public and non-profit sectors from all corners of the globe.

AlumNode is funded by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH as well as the Max Planck Society.

To register as a member in AlumNode you must have participated in one of the three programs.

News | Jan. 23, 2020
Secrets to writing a winning grant

Scientists reveal how to avoid application pitfalls to submit successful proposals. The "Nature Career Future" article gives advice on what to keep in mind when applying for a grant.  Read more...

News | Jan. 22, 2020
climapAfrica: Climate Research for Alumni and Postdocs in Africa

Application Deadline: 16 February 2020. The goal is to foster application- oriented research results by enhancing knowledge exchange between postdoctoral fellows in Africa and experienced alumni of German funding initiatives.  Read more...

News | Jan. 16, 2020
Call for applications: Managing Global Governance (MGG) Academy 2020

Apply until 1 March 2020 for the (MGG) Academy, which brings together participants from rising powers of the South and from Europe to participate in a dialogue and advanced training programme.  Read more...

News | Jan. 14, 2020
Free workshop "Communicate Your Research" in Berlin. Apply now!

Twitter, blogs, Facebook, Ted Talks – science communication has become an integral part of academic life. Torsten's and Anna-Sophie's workshop will help researchers to communicate research effectively beyond the academic community.  Read more...

News | Dec. 10, 2019
Open call: "KlarText" Award for Science Communication

Answering the question "What did you actually do in your dissertation?", STEM scientists can submit papers in German about their doctoral thesis.  Read more...

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