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News #30 // DPNS / (In)Credible Research Conference / Kick Off Your Doctorate / PhD network ECR Berlin / Mental Health Conference / fu:stat / Una Europa / Elsa-Neumann-Scholarships / RISE 2022



New doctoral program Natural Sciences (DPNS)


The doctoral program “Natural Sciences” is jointly supported and designed by the two FU departments of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy and Physics under the umbrella of the Dahlem Research School. The goal of the structured program is to train talented doctoral students to become excellent natural scientists. Besides interdisciplinary scientific studies, this is also promoted by accompanying supervision and a broad course program.


If you are interested in entering the program find more information on our website or contact us: Simone Schlender & Britta Anstötz via office@dpns.fu-berlin.de.



(In)Credible Research is back!

After last year's great success, the interdisciplinary e-conference on the topic of good science will enter its second round on October 7 and 8, 2021. Under this year's motto "Science and Communication", numerous lectures, discussions and interactive workshops will take place on topics such as science and communication, mental health, science in social media, reproducibility and more. The program will be complemented by interactive networking opportunities, a pub quiz, music by local bands, and more. PhD students and PostDocs from all disciplines are invited to attend!

The discipline-independent online conference is organized by Charité and the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) as part of the Graduate Studies Support of the Berlin University Alliance. PhD students and postdocs of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin and Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin can participate.

Date: 7th-8th October 2021
Location: Online
Language: English
Registration: from 15th September 2021, 10:00 a.m.

For more information take a look at our website: 

We are looking forward to seeing you!


Kick Off Your Doctorate


Erfolgreich in die Promotion - Online Retreat für Promovierende (Deutsch) organized by TU and FU Berlin: November 15 – 19, 2021, further information: https://www.drs.fu-berlin.de/node/56271

Kick Off Your Doctorate  - Online Retreat for Doctoral Researchers (English) organized by TU and FU Berlin: November 15 – 19, 2021, further information: https://www.drs.fu-berlin.de/node/56264



Early Career Researchers in Berlin


As the development of one's own network is of particular importance during your doctorate, we would like to draw your attention once again to the platform Lounjee and our group “Early Career Researchers Berlin”. There you have the opportunity to expand your network and exchange your ideas with over 260 peers in an online environment.

Follow the steps below to join the network:

1. first step is to create an "Attendee account" : https://ecr-berlin.app.lounjee.com/signup

   Please make sure to remember the password!!
   Please use the same institutional e-mail address that you use to log in
   to the DRS booking platform.

 2. in the second step please log in here : https://ecr-berlin.app.lounjee.com/login

 3. join the group "Early Career Researchers in Berlin". Special Code: ECR-BUA



Scholar Minds – Mental health conference 2021

Join the first online mental health conference for PhD students with a special focus on the role of graduate schools, the integration of international students and the impostor syndrome. The online conference will take place on October 19, 2021 and is free of charge. Scholar Minds  is a Mental health initiative for PhDs in Berlin.

For more information and registration follow the link.


fu:stat course program


The aim of the statistical consulting team (fu:stat) at Freie Universität Berlin is to provide advice and helping students, employees, scientific institutes and companies regarding statistical questions.


Aktuelles Schulungsangebot Wintersemester 2021/22: http://www.stat.fu-berlin.de/schulungen_neu/interne-start/index.html

Course program Winter Term 2021/22: http://www.stat.fu-berlin.de/en/schulungen_neu/interne-start/index.html



Una Europa – PhD network and events

Eight leading European research universities have come together to create a unique alliance – Una Europa. Their common goal is to expand and strengthen existing partnerships in teaching, research, and education. The Una Europa PhD Network is ready to start! If you want to connect with peers across Europe, attend events dedicated to you, and develop your network to the next level, feel free to join us! 
You can find more information and news on our PhD Network and events here on our website.

Una Europa PhD Slam
In order to celebrate the launch of the Una Europa PhD Network there will be a first Una Europa PhD Slam on 4 November 2021 online. For details see here.


Elsa-Neumann-Scholarships – application platform is open now!


Pursuant to the Berlin state Act on the Promotion of Junior Achievement in Academic, Scientific and Artistic Fields (Gesetz zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen und künstlerischen Nachwuchses), scholarships are awarded for doctoral students as well as for the completion of dissertations (in the final stages) that are being written at one of the universities in Berlin.


The base scholarship is 1,350 euro per month, plus a lump-sum allowance of 100 euro for the costs of materials. Family allowances and special allowances for travel costs can be granted. Scholarships are initially granted for a period of up to two years.


You can apply until November 19, 2021 12:00 noon using the online platform. All information can be found here.



RISE Germany 2022 – Research Internships in Science and Engineering (only in German for internship providers)

Sie promovieren oder forschen in den Ingenieurwissenschaften oder in den Natur- und Lebenswissenschaften und möchten eine/n Praktikantin/en aus Nordamerika, Großbritannien oder Irland als Unterstützung für Ihre experimentellen Arbeiten gewinnen? Bieten Sie ein Praktikum im Rahmen Ihrer Doktorarbeit/Forschungsarbeit an!

Antragsstellung ist möglich vom: 1. September – 15. Oktober 2021

Weiterführende Informationen:  https://www.daad.de/rise/de/rise-germany/praktikum-anbieten/