Applying for a junior research group in Germany: Free webinar (GER)

25 September 2020 | 16:30

Learn more about the funding landscape for junior research groups in Germany with a special focus on the Returning Scholars Program.
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About this Event

This event will be held in German.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Research and Culture in North Rhine-Westphalia we are hosting a free webinar for young researchers who are interested in continuing their academic career in Germany.

We give an overview of research group programs in Germany and focus on the example of the Returning Scholars Program funded by the Ministry of Research and Culture in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The program aims to attract researchers who are residing and undertaking research abroad to North Rhine-Westphalia. Successful candidates receive up to 1,25 million Euros over the course of five years to set up a research group at a North Rhine-Westphalian university of their choice.

Join us to get an overview of programs in Germany, get valuable advice from researchers who have been establishing a group in Germany, and learn more about the application process of the Returning Scholars Program and the expectations of universities.

Our guests:

  • Prof. Dr. Eva Kiermaier, Tenure Track Associate Professor (W2) for Immune- and Tumor Biology, LIMES Institute Bonn
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Probst, Associate Professor (W2) for Aquatic Microbial Ecology at University Duisburg-Essen
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Schaub, Tenure Track Assistant Professor (W1) in Computational Network Science at RWTH Aachen
  • Dr. Fabian Schulz, Advisor for the Returning Scholars Program at Ministry of Research and Culture in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Helga Soer-Sodmann, Department Head of Research funding support at University of Muenster

Moderated by Dr. Anne Schreiter, German Scholars Organization