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News #28 // Info from the graduate center / Call for Workshop Topics / Perspectives after the doctorate / Scholarship program / Workshop wissenschaftliches Publizieren / Entrepreneurs in science / Vaccination service point




Personnel change in the graduate center


Dr. Alette Winter is currently on maternity/parental leave and is expected to be back in January 2022. Simone Schlender, a biologist and coordinator of an integrated research training group at FU Berlin, is working as a substitute and is available for your support as of now.



Call for Workshop Topics // Deadline: 11 July


In order to adapt the course offer of the Graduate Center to your wishes and needs as much as possible, I would like to ask for your suggestions for desired topics twice a year.

Here is the reminder for the first call of the year:


You have two options:

A) You can choose one or more topics you are interested in from my suggestions, or

B) You suggest another topic.


If there are enough interested people, a course/workshop on the topic will be organized.


Please take part in the poll or suggest your topic in the comments by 11 July. I am looking forward to your replies!

Link to poll: https://terminplaner4.dfn.de/OC2DkcOoA59TNZKA


Please also find a list of all suggestions attached to this e-mail.

Please note that due to the current situation (Corona pandemic) all courses are planned as online events.



Perspectives after the doctorate Part 1 & 2 Career paths outside academia (only in German language)


The UniWiND network offers various publications also on topics related to doctoral studies and for early career researchers.

The specials on perspectives after the doctorate -  Career paths outside academia can be found here (2018):

Part 1: 13 portraits

Part 2: Discussion with employers



Scholarship program of the Daimler and Benz Foundation


The Foundation awards scholarships to junior professors and postdoctoral researchers. The objective is to strengthen the autonomy and creativity of the next generation of scientists and to pave the way for the dedicated researchers’ professional careers during the productive phase following their doctorates.

There Online application portal for the postdoctoral scholarship program for 2022 is open now. The application period ends on October 1, 2021, 24:00 h.


Online-Workshops zum wissenschaftlichen Publizieren für Promovierende


Die Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin organisiert eine vierteilige Reihe von Online-Workshops zum wissenschaftlichen Publizieren für Promovierende.


Neben allgemeinen Aspekten des konventionellen wie auch des Open Access-Veröffentlichens sollen in diesem Zusammenhang u.a. Strategien zur Akquise von Druckkostenzuschüssen, zur Gestaltung von Verlagsverträgen, zur Klärung von Bildrechten sowie zum Management von Forschungsdaten thematisiert werden.


Die vier auch separat belegbaren, jeweils zweistündigen Veranstaltungen (in deutscher Sprache) finden in der Zeit vom 20. Juli 2021 bis 28. Juli 2021 statt – jeweils zwischen 16:30 Uhr und 18:30 Uhr. Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich. Diese modulare Webinar-Reihe ist mit keinerlei Kosten verbunden.


Weiterführende Informationen sowie die Zugangslinks zu den einzelnen Workshops finden Sie bitte unter:  

https://blog.sbb.berlin/promovierende-juli-2021/ oder http://sbb.berlin/promovierende



Young entrepreneurs in science -  workshops


Discover the potential of your research and ignite your entrepreneurial spirit!

Young Entrepreneurs in Science is a workshop and webinar programme for PhDs and postdocs. With our handpicked methods and tools for sciencepreneurs, we help you to view your project through the lens of an entrepreneur and become an innovator in your field – whether you opt for a career in academia or in the business world.

Find workshops, webinars and events on https://youngentrepreneursinscience.com/en



Vaccination service point at FU Berlin


Employees, students, and members of Freie Universität Berlin are eligible for a vaccination against Covid-19 through the university’s Occupational Health Service. More information can be found here or directly on the vaccination service point website.