Workshop for Junior Scientists - Fellowships to Germany Dr. Oliver Lange Selection Department Head of Division Life Science Funding for going abroad Question: Which is the right funding organization? Answer: It depends! Career steps throughout a scientific life years after PhD B M 0 PhD 4-6 PD PD 10-12 Ass AP FP Postdoc Experienced „Mid-Career“ Established tenure unlikely tenure likely Networking and Internationalization years after PhD B M 0 PhD 4-6 PD PD 10-12 Ass AP FP Postdoc Experienced „Mid-Career“ Established Internationalize yourself Internationalize your group Programmes „coming to Germany“ years after PhD B M 0 PhD 4 PD PD 12 Ass 18 AP FP Humboldt-Fellow Georg-Forster-Fellow Kovaleskaja-Award Bessel-Award Humboldt-Award Georg-F-Award Humboldt-Prof. DAAD Humboldt-Foundation EURAXESS Germany Germany’s role in the EU-wide network of EURAXESS Services Centres to facilitate cross-border, research-related mobility Information and personal counselling for internationally mobile researchers: ● funding programmes ● job offers ● immigration and residence, taxation Internet portal and contacts: www.euraxess.de Research location Germany Question: Which is the best university in Germany? Answer: Wrong question! Research location Germany Universities Leibniz Institutes Kiel Max Planck Institutes Rostock Helmholtz Centres Greifswald Hamburg Fraunhofer Institutes Bremen Berlin Hannover Magdeburg Münster Dortmund Göttingen Halle Leipzig Aachen Köln Bonn Marburg Mainz Jena Frankfurt a. M. Heidelberg Saarbrücken Nürnberg Karlsruhe Stuttgart Freiburg München Dresden Research institutions ● approximately 100 universities: research in all disciplines ● 81 Max Planck Institutes: basic research, especially in the natural and biosciences but also in the humanities and social sciences ● 60 Fraunhofer Institutes: applied research ● 18 Helmholtz Centres: technical-scientific and biomedical research ● 86 Leibniz Institutes: research ranging from knowledge-oriented basic research to applied research Research location Question: So - which IS the right place in Germany? Answer: An excellent researcher close to your research interest! Humboldt Network Online ● Public network - search and find Humboldtians electronically - search the Bibliographia Humboldtiana ● Protected area (for Humboldtians) - access the details and contact addresses of all Humboldtians - administer entries in the Bibliographica Humboldtiana and your personal profile www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/researching-the-network.html How to find your Supervisor • www.campus-germany.de • www.daad.de/ipp • www.daad.de/research-explorer • www.phdgermany.de • www.dfg.de/gepris © Prof Boga The Dr Verweyen way There are some hidden keywords in google: • German website: • URL containing "uni" (or “mpg”, “fhg”, “hzi”) • looking for a Professor: • keywords of your research topic: • Put all this into one line: site:.de inurl:uni Prof. microbial ecology site:.de inurl:uni Prof. Microbial Ecology or © Prof Boga site:.de inurl:mpg Prof. Physical Chemistry Reputation rules the world Question “What makes me interesting?” Answer “Reputation” Reputation – throughout the career Grades B M PhD PD X X X x (x) x x X X X X X X x x x x X X X x (x) x x X Publications Conferences (chair) (Attend / Awards) PD Teaching Regional / National Awards International Award x x X Ass AP FP X X X x x x x x X X Thank you for your attention!