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Newsletter 3/2018

Dear readers,

Sometimes it takes persistence and determination to help in the face of major challenges. This can also be said of our Philipp Schwartz Initiative. It helps threatened foreign researchers to gain a foothold at German universities. Up to now, the initiative has been extended from one round to the next – a total of four times ‒ since the first financial assistance was provided back in 2016. Now the programme is to be funded on a permanent basis by Germany's Federal Foreign Office. As a result, up to 50 Philipp Schwartz Fellowships are scheduled to be funded every year and thus provide continuing support for the work being done by researchers who come from war zones or from countries where freedom of science is at threat.

However, not only continuity, but innovative ideas are also important: this is true of climate research too. Which is why we are pleased that we can once again call upon young climate experts from developing and transition countries to apply for our International Climate Protection Fellowships and provide new impetus for climate research in Germany.

You can read about all this and much more in our current newsletter. We wish you pleasant reading!

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    Eight top researchers received the research award along with €250,000 each to internationalise the humanities and social sciences in Germany. more...

  • Threatened researchers find refuge in Germany: Philipp Schwartz Initiative funds 35 more fellowships

    The hitherto temporary initiative is now being financed permanently by the Federal Foreign Office. more...

  • Study: research alumni increasingly important for German universities

    Survey of 88 universities shows growing importance of cultivating relations with international guest researchers. more...

  • New call for applications for International Climate Protection Fellowships

    Prospective leaders from transition and developing countries can now apply to the International Climate Protection Fellowship programme. Applications may be submitted until 1 March 2019. more...

  • 2018 Sofja Kovalevskaja Awards granted

    Six international researchers to receive up to €1.65 million each and develop their own research group in Berlin, Bochum, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Saarbrücken and Würzburg. more...

  • New call for applications to the Wardwell Fellowship Programme for musicians from Spain

    Talented Spanish musicians and musicologists have until 10 January to apply for a Hezekiah Wardwell Fellowship. more...

  • Humboldt Life links up the Humboldt Family – via mobile devices too

    Now easier to use smartphones and tablets with the Humboldt Foundation's Online Network. more...