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COST Open Call Exteneded by Two Weeks


The collection date for the 2020 Open Call by European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) will be extended by 2 weeks, with the new deadline for COST Action proposals now Friday 13 November 12:00 CET instead of Thursday 29 October. This decision has been taken in acknowledgement of the many challenges faced by prospective applicants throughout the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Open Call marks the last occasion under Horizon 2020 for prospective COST Action networks to apply for funding.

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Open Positions

NanoElectroMembrane Processes for the Removal of Trace Pollutants in Water Reuse

This Postdoc position builds on ongoing research projects in the area of NanoElectroMembraneprocesses for the removal of trace pollutants during water reuse. The main aim of this projectis to fabricate an electrochemical membrane and extend its applications inenvironmental monitoring and remediation.

For more information about the position please click here.

Scholarships and Awards

Awards of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Friedrich Wilhelm von Bessel Research Award
Academics from abroad, regardless of their discipline or nationality, may be nominated for a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, provided that they have received their doctoral degree within the past 18 years. The award amount totals 45,000 EUR.

Link - https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/bessel-award.html

Information for Nominators - https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/bessel-nominator.html

See pdf - Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Awards


Sofja Kovalevskaja Award for Junior Research Groups
The award is granted to young exceptionally promising researchers from abroad in recognition of outstanding academic achievements. It is designed to enable them to embark on academic careers in Germany by establishing their own junior research groups at research institutions in Germany. Scientists and scholars from abroad whose previous research has already been internationally recognised as outstanding and who are expected to continue producing outstanding results as recipients of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award are eligible to submit applications.

Link - https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/kovalevskaja-award.html

Information for Hosts - https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/kovalevskaja-host.html

See pdf - Sofja Kovalevskaja Award


Georg Forster Research Award

Academics from developing and transition countries (excluding People's Republic of China and India) of all disciplines may be nominated for a Georg Forster Research Award. The objective of the Georg Forster Research Award is to honour the recipients’ life’s work to date. The award amount totals EUR 60,000.

Link - https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/georg-forster-award.html

Information for Nominators - https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/georg-forster-award-nominator.html

See pdf - Georg Forster Research Award


Konrad Adenauer Research Award for Canadian Researchers
The award honors researchers from Canada whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond, whose personality and research contribute to the academic and cultural exchange between the Federal Republic of Germany and Canada, and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge academic achievements in the future. The award amount totals EUR 60,000

Link - https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/adenauer-award.html

See pdf - Konrad Adenauer Research Award

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience – PRIME 2019/20
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) initiated the PRIME programme to support the international mobility of postdoctoral researchers by temporary positions at German universities in place of conventional stipends. Postdoctoral researchers of all nationalities, who see their long-term career perspectives in Germany, will be given the opportunity to combine temporary employment at a German university with a research stay abroad.

Link - https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/de/37547-prime-faqs/

See pdf - Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience