The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from Germany and countries around the world. To this end, it grants research fellowships and research awards to individual researchers who become life-long members of the international network of more than 27,000 alumni, the so-called “Humboldtians” (http://www.humboldt-foundation.de).In 2017, the Humboldt Foundation will hold a three-day interdisciplinary symposium in Washington, D.C., to explore the opportunities and challenges of international collaboration in an era of global research. Participants will include ca 200 current members of the U.S. Humboldt community as well as ca 100 early career researchers from leading universities and research institutions across the country.
On its second day, the colloquium will feature interdisciplinary workshops and a poster session. Each of these will give prominent space to early career researchers from all fields, allowing them to present their current work to more senior and established researchers with strong international experience and connections. The colloquium will also give the opportunity to seek personal advice on sponsorship opportunities for international collaboration from the representatives of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and its partner organisations, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Advanced PhD students as well as scientists and scholars who received their PhD degree fewer than 10 years ago are invited to submit an application to participate in the three-day colloquium and present a short paper during the workshops and/or a poster during the poster session.
Applications are accepted until 28 November 2016 under the following link: https://mi.conventus.de/online/avh-washington-ecr-2017.do