Manfred-Ulmer-Stipendium awarded to ZUKOnnect Fellow Ilesha Avasthi

On 15 November, on the occasion of the Regional Science Forum in Tuttlingen, the foundation “Manfred Ulmer-Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft” at the University of Konstanz officially has awarded Ilesha Avasthi the Manfred-Ulmer-Stipendium.

Since 1979, the “Manfred Ulmer-Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft” has been funding early career researchers active in research and teaching. The Zukunftskolleg and the Ulmer Stiftung have a long-standing fruitful cooperation dating back to 2001.

As of 2021, Zukunftskolleg director Giovanni Galizia joins the foundation’s board of trustees and the foundation’s scholarship fund supports the ZUKOnnect Fellowship with an annual amount of 6,000 euros. „This new development enables the foundation to play an even more active role in attracting international early career researchers and supporting the ZUKOnnect Fellowship programme“, underlines the foundation. ZUKOnnect Fellow Ilesha Avasthi has been selected as the first winner.

„I am grateful to have met Tina Ulmer. Moreover, I was given a bouquet and a certificate. I liked the event and I thank the foundation for its great support“, summarizes Ilesha Avasthi happily.

The application and selection process for the ZUKOnect Fellows takes places in an open and competitive call for applications supervised by the Zukunftskolleg.

More information about the ZUKOnnect Fellowship and its current open call is available here.

Watch a video about Ilesha and her research in the framework of the awarding of the Manfred-Ulmer-Stipendium here.