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News 05/24 // ERC Webinar / Career Fair / Seminar on RDM / Dept. Summer Party / Antidiskriminierung / DFG Info Talks / Charity Run / Lean Library / BUA Open Science




ERC-Webinar // May 15, 2024


Dear researchers,


I kindly invite you to our next ERC-Webinar foucussing on Starting- and Consolidator Grants , i.e. targeting principal investigators at a career stage of 2-7 years after their thesis defense (StG) and 7-12 years respectively (CoG).

Please find the agenda and means to register here: https://www.fu-berlin.de/forschung/service/media/ERC-webinar.pdf


Best regards,


Edda Nitschke (sie/ihr)

Referentin für ERC-Maßnahmen und Wissenschaftspreise

Freie Universität Berlin, Abteilung Forschung

Team Forschungsförderung und –information / Research Funding and Information



Berlin Postdoc Career Fair – Boost Your Future Plans! // June 20, 2024


All you experienced postdocs in research and teaching, listen up! Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Join us at the inaugural Berlin Postdoc Career Fair on June 20, 2024!

Get ready to dive deep into presentations and panel discussions led by industry experts, who will share their invaluable insights into career development for postdocs. You'll have the chance to reflect on your goals and skills in small discussion rounds with coaches, HR experts, and postdocs with exciting professional biographies in the fields of science management, industry, startups, or civil service/society. Plus, there's a marketplace where you can get in direct contact with company and organization representatives to find out where your talents might be best placed.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to unlock your potential and chart your career course! Save the date and join us!

Venue: Humboldt Graduate School, Luisenstr. 56, Berlin Mitte

Time: Thursday, June 20, 2024 from 9.00 AM to 5.15 PM

Register here!



Online Seminar: A short introduction to research data management // May 16, 2024


The online seminar offers a general introduction to the different aspects of research data management.

Information and registration



The department's summer party // July 11, 2024


This year´s department summer party will take place on July 11, 2024 on the meadow between Arnimallee 22 and Fabeckstr. 34/36.


Detailed Program:

  • 3:30 PM: Short lecture by Professor Dr. Nina Huittinen (Radiochemistry): “Radiochemistry: the inorganic world of the actinide elements”
  • 4:00 PM: Presentation of awards for excellence in teaching, organized by the student initiatives
  • From 3:30 PM: Summer festival | Drinks
  • From 4:30 PM: Summer festival | Food
  • 3:30–6:30 PM: Summer festival | Children's face painting & craft station



Fachberatung für Lehrende und Beschäftigte der FU Berlin zum Umgang mit Antisemitismus und Rassismus // 8. oder 14. Mai


Nicht erst seit dem 7. Oktober 2023 kommt es im Kontext von Universitäten und Hochschulen zu antisemitischen und rassistischen Situationen im Zusammenhang mit dem Nahostkonflikt. Auch für Lehrende und Beschäftigte der FU Berlin stellt sich daher die Frage, wie sie in diskriminierenden Situationen reagieren und Betroffene unterstützen können.


Hierzu gibt es mehrere Fachberatungstermine, die von der Stabsstelle Diversity und Antidiskriminierung organisiert werden. Das Angebot finden Sie hier.

Weitere Unterstützungsmöglichkeiten und Informationen der Stabsstelle: https://www.fu-berlin.de/sites/diversity/index.html



DFG Prospects: Online Info Talks on DFG Funding Opportunities for Research Careers


Germany’s largest independent research funding organization offers funding opportunities for all career stages between doctorate and professorship. Join the online talk and get to know the DFG and its funding portfolio for postdocs. DFG offers an overview of all funding instruments for the time after your doctorate.


Upcoming talk in the Prospects Series:

16/05/2024, 4 – 5:30 p.m. CET, Walter Benjamin Programme

07/06/2024, 2 – 3:30 p.m. CET, DFG-Förderangebote für die wissenschaftliche Karriere


More info here.



Running Against Cancer // May 26, 2024


The Berlin School of Integrative Oncology (BSIO) again invites all running enthusiasts and supporters from young to old to run and cheer for the good cause on May 26, 2024.


So get your running shoes out and lace up for the following running categories:

  • Walking (3 km)
  • Kids run (1 km)
  • 5 km & 10 km run


The proceeds will be used to fund an exciting cancer research project. You can find out more about the research project and the researchers on site.

  • Registration HERE.


For more information, please see the attached flyer and our homepage https://www.bsio-cancerschool.de/ .



Lean Library now available at Freie Universität Berlin


Lean Library is a free, privacy-compliant browser plugin. Once installed, it directs you to digital content available through the University Library or to open-access texts, no matter where you search – Google, Google Scholar, Wikipedia, JSTOR, Amazon, etc.

For example, if you search for articles on Google, Lean Library will provide a link to a full-text version available for Freie Universität members. Information about the availability of physical copies also shows up in this case. If the text you are looking for is not available through the University Library, Lean Library indicates an open-access version if there is one.


Find more information here.



The Berlin University Alliance is looking for motivated Open Science Ambassadors!


Are you an Open Science enthusiast who wants to help their colleagues to implement Open Science practices into their research routine? Do you want to organize events with speakers that inspire you and your colleagues? Get involved and become an Open Science Ambassador at your faculty! Find out more about the program and the application process on the website.


Information event: May 17,2024 

Application deadline: June 3, 2024