Results of the 2020 ZUKOnnect Call

For the second call for applications for ZUKOnnect Fellowships (application deadline: 28 February 2020), 297 applications have been submitted, 205 of which were eligible.

We have received eligible applications from 47 countries – 47.3% from Africa, 33.6% from Asia and 18.7% from Latin America. Application can from all 13 departments, most within the department of biology. About one third of the applications came from female researchers.

After a peer-reviewed selection process, the Executive Committee has awarded six scholarships of three to four months. The following applicants will join the Zukunftskolleg:

  • Pedro de Lima (Mathematics and Statistics, Lecturer from Brazil, Local Host: Reinhard Racke)
  • Giovanna Rodriguez-Garcia (Politics and Public Administration, Colombian PhD candidate from Mexico, Local Host: Christian Breunig)
  • Krizler Tanalgo (Biology, Filipino PhD candidate from China, Local Host: Mag Crofoot)
  • Josiah Taru (History and Sociology, PostDoc from Zimbabwe, Local Host: Thomas Kirsch)
  • Afrasa Mulatu Urge (Biology, PhD candidate from Ethiopia, Local Host: Erika Isono)
  • Vishwanath Varma (Biology, PostDoc from India, Local Host: Iain Couzin)

The research stay at the Zukunftskolleg will be supplemented by a digital component starting in October 2020, which will give ZUKOnnect scholarship holders access to KIM services, active participation in (digital) events of the Zukunftskolleg and contact to the local host for a total of 12 months. The 2020 ZUKOnnect Fellows will be on-campus from April 2021 onwards.

The ZUKOnnect Fellows will become an integral part of the community at the University of Konstanz regardless of the rather short duration. The Zukunftskolleg will benefit greatly from the intercultural exchange. We are looking forward welcoming the 2020 cohort at the Zukunftskolleg!