News | March 17, 2020
A year without conferences? How the coronavirus pandemic could change research

As scientific meetings worldwide are cancelled (including our AlumNode Get-Together) researchers are rethinking how they network — a move that some say is long overdue.  Read more...

News | March 10, 2020
7 Essential Tips for Working From Home

Many institues, universities, or companies are now switchting to work-from-home policies. That means lots of us are dealing with an unusual challenge: working from home for the first time, full-time.  Read more...

News | March 6, 2020
Junior Research Groups in Germany

The Returning Scientists Programme will open the door for you to set up and lead an independent junior research team at a university in NRW.  You will receive a personal financial commitment of up to 1.25 million euros for a period of five years and enter into negotiations with universities of your choice.  Read more...

News | Feb. 27, 2020
Ten Simple Rules to becoming a principal investigator

The biggest choke point in an academic career is going from postdoc to principal investigator (PI): moving from doing someone else’s research to getting other people to do yours. How can researchers get there?  Read more...

News | Feb. 4, 2020
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) invites German speaking researchers to Boston

The event "Coming home with the group", taking place from 3-5 April in Boston, informs people living in North America about career opportunities in the area of consulting in Germany. Application is open until 1. March.  Read more...

News | Jan. 29, 2020
The Institute for Advanced Sustainability (IASS ) calls for application for the Klaus Töpfer Sustainability Fellowship

Deadline 24 February 2020: The IASS addresses highly talented young early to mid-career professionals from Germany or abroad, who have worked for at least ten years on sustainability issues and have the potential to serve as change agents towards sustainable development.  Read more...

News | Jan. 28, 2020
"Research Universities Are a Wasted Resource". A comment by Amber Miller

"We need to show the world what an incredible resource we can offer for solving today's complex problems", claims Amber Miller about the power of reserachers. Her comment describes how the image of universities has changed and what knowledge of academia can bring to the public.  Read more...

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...