The COVID 19 pandemic also poses major challenges and new questions for science. The Volkswagen Foundation responded to it with its "Corona Crisis and Beyond" funding programme, providing support to researchers of all disciplines.
The Zukunftskolleg is pleased to announce a new call for Zukunftskolleg Konnect (ZUKOnnect) Fellowships. The ZUKOnnect Fellowships support early career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America related to one of the thirteen departments of the University of Konstanz. Application deadline is 24 February 2021.
Abena is one of five new Postdoctoral Fellows from the 14th call for applications. She has started her fellowship digitally in September and now could join the Zukunftskolleg in person. Abena is affiliated with the Department of Literature.
The University of Konstanz has been recognized with the Henriette Herz Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for its active recruitment concept for excellent early career researchers from the Global South.
We congratulate Gianluca Rastellli (Research Fellow / Dept. of Physics) who has received a permanent position as scientific researcher of the Italian National Research Council (CNR, Centro Nazionale di Ricerca).
Thomas Böttcher has been a Research Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg and junior research group leader at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Konstanz since 2014. In October 2020 he was appointed as Professor for Microbial Biochemistry at the University of Vienna. We spoke with him about his experiences in Konstanz, his advice for the German university landscape and his plans for Vienna.
We congratulate Janina Beiser-McGrath (Alumna / Dept. of Politics and Public Administration) who has accepted a lecturer position in Politics and International Relations (Quantitative Methods) at the Centre for International Security at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.
Stinging insects—especially those with a predilection for our picnics—can be the sting in the tail of summer. But knowing a bit about the biology and behaviour of stinging insects can help us coexist for the brief period we’re together outdoors, says bee researcher Morgane Nouvian, member of the Zukunftskolleg and the Cluster of Excellence “Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour”.
We congratulate Ilja Serzants (Alumnus / Dept. of Linguistics) who was appointed to a W2 Professorship in Slavic Linguistics with a focus on historical linguistics at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel.
The Zukunftskolleg as part of the European Network of Institutes for Advanced Studies (NetIAS) announces the launch of its European NetIAS Lectures Series. "Borders" defines the overarching theme for the series in summer 2020.