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Weekly news on funding and the international research landscape #7/2017

24.02.2017

This issue of the "Weekly news" presents various news, events, funding options and open positions. Besides, a look at the recently published Federal Survey on Young Researchers 2017 (Bundesbericht wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs 2017) might be of interest: It presents statistical data and current research findings on career paths, employment conditions and career prospects for young scientists in Germany.

News and events

*REMINDER* Workshop on "Energy transfer in Atmosphere and Ocean 2017", 3-5 May 2017 in Hamburg

The workshop "Energy transfers in Atmosphere and Ocean 2017" which will be held on 3-5 May 2017 (the week after EGU) in Hamburg, Germany. The topic of the conference is the energy cycle in atmosphere and ocean. This includes the interaction of different dynamical regimes such as gravity waves, small-scale turbulence and geostrophic flow, new parameterisations, the formulation of consistent models, but extents also to new numerical methods, and other aspects of geophysical fluid dynamics and the climate system. The workshop aims to bring together meteorology, physical oceanography, and applied mathematics and is sponsored by the CEN project SFB/TRR 181 funded by DFG. There is no fee required to attend. Abstract deadline: 27 February 2017

GOV International School: New Frontiers in Operational Oceanography, 2-3 October 2017, Mallorca/Spain

Applications for the GOV International School 2017 are still invited until 28 February. The international school for observing, assimilating and forecasting the ocean is a two week program offered to early career scientists, professionals and students on the current state of the art in operational oceanography and related advances in the ocean sciences. The courses will include topics covering the leading edge science in ocean observing systems, as well as the latest methods and techniques for analysis, data assimilation and ocean modeling. Application deadline: 28 February 2017

Call for abstracts: 17th EMS Annual Meeting, 4-8 September 2017, Dublin

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society (EMS): European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology will be held from 4 to 8 September 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. The Theme of the Conference will be "Serving Society with better Weather and Climate Information". Young scientists can apply for the Young Scientist Travel Award (YSTA) or the Tromp foundation travel award to young scientists (TFTAYS) when submitting abstracts. Abstract deadline: 14 March 2017.

Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs *Information only in German*

Vergangene Woche wurde der "Bundesbericht wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs 2017" vorgestellt. Die Zahl der Nachwuchswissenschaftler_innen ist von 82.400 im Jahr 2000 auf 145.000 (in 2014) gestiegen. Schwerpunktthema des Berichtes ist die Vereinbarkeit von Familie und akademischer Karriere. Weitere Themen sind Arbeits- und Beschäftigungsbedingungen, Qualifizierungsbedingungen in der Promotionsphase sowie Karrierewege und -perspektiven, insbesondere in der Post-Doc-Phase.

  • "Bundesbericht wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs 2017" (BuWiN)

Funding

International Climate Protection Fellowship

With the International Climate Protection Fellowships, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables prospective leaders in academia and industry to implement a research-based proposal in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in Germany. Those applying for this programme must be working in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation; they should have proven leadership skills, which must be convincingly demonstrated in the application and supported by appropriate references. In addition to applicants with a background in the natural and engineering sciences, candidates who have been engaged in legal, economic, health-related and societal issues relating to climate change are encouraged to apply for this programme. Application deadline: 1 March 2017

EU: Deutsch-Griechisches Forschungs- und Innovationsprogramm - Einreichfrist verlängert *Information only in German*

Das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) hat in seiner Förderbekanntmachung zur Intensivierung der Zusammenarbeit mit Griechenland die Einreichfrist der ersten Verfahrensstufe bis zum 3. März 2017 verlängert. Dies bezieht sich u.a. auf das Rahmenprogramm für die Geistes-, Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften. Bewerbungsfrist: 3. März 2017

BMBF / Travelling Conferences: China, Südkorea, Australien, Neuseeland, Südostasien *Information only in German*

Im Rahmen dieser Förderung werden Vernetzungs- und Sondierungsreisen deutscher Hochschulen und Forschungseinrichtungen ("Travelling Conferences") zum Aufbau von Kooperationen mit Partnern in China, Südkorea, Australien, Neuseeland und Südostasien unterstützt. Schwerpunkt der Förderung sind Konzeption und Durchführung von sogenannten "Travelling Conferences", auf denen deutsche Expertinnen und Experten sowie Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und Nachwuchswissenschaftler zu aktuellen Forschungsthemen an Standorten in bis zu drei der unten aufgeführten Zielländer referieren; die Veranstaltungen sollen Plattformen bilden, um die Leistungsfähigkeit der deutschen Natur- und Ingenieurwissenschaften zu präsentieren, Themen von beidseitigem Interesse zu sondieren und bestehende und neue Partnerschaften aus- bzw. aufzubauen. Zielländer: China (Besuch von bis zu drei Provinzen), Südkorea, Südostasien (mit den Schwerpunktländern Indonesien, Malaysia, Philippinen, Singapur, Thailand und Vietnam), Australien, Neuseeland. Bewerbungsfrist: 31. März 2017

Philipp Schwartz Initiative to support threatened foreign researchers

The Philipp Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation provides universities and research institutions in Germany with the means to host threatened foreign researchers for a period of 24 months on a fully funded research fellowship. It is funded by the Federal Foreign Office, with generous additional support from the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the Klaus Tschira Foundation, the Robert Bosch Foundation, and the Stiftung Mercator. Application deadline: 21 April 2017

BMBF: Nachhaltige Entwicklung urbaner Regionen *Information only in German*

Das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) hat eine Förderung für Projekte zum Thema "Nachhaltige Entwicklung urbaner Regionen" ausgeschrieben. Ziel der Fördermaßnahme ist, lokal angepasste Lösungsstrategien für die nachhaltige Entwicklung urbaner Regionen, die sowohl zu einer Verbesserung ökologischer Faktoren (Emissionen, Energie- und Ressourceneffizienz etc.) als auch zu einer Erhöhung der Resilienz von Städten führen, zu erarbeiten, zu erproben und Impulse für eine dauerhafte Implementierung der Strategien zu setzen. Bewerbungsfrist: 25. April 2017

Prizes

Harry Otten Prize for Innovation in Meteorology

Do you have an innovative idea how meteorology can be of use to society? The winner of the competition will receive €25,000 in cash and it is also foreseen to grant a lower amount to the second and third prize. The final selection and award presentation will be held at the EMS2017 in Dublin. Application deadline: 10 March 2017

Ludwig Quidde–Preis *Information only in German*

Die Ludwig Quidde-Stiftung schreibt 2017 zum dritten Mal den mit 5.000 Euro dotierten Ludwig Quidde-Preis aus und bittet darum, geeignete Nominierungsvorschläge einzureichen. Mit dem Wissenschaftspreis soll eine Persönlichkeit für herausragende Forschungsleistungen im Sinne eines wissenschaftlichen Gesamtwerkes oder eines wegweisenden Forschungsansatzes im Feld der Friedens- und Konfliktforschung ausgezeichnet werden, die in der Tradition des Denkens und Handelns des Friedensnobelpreisträgers von 1927 stehen. Frist für Nominierungsvorschlag: 1. April 2017

Open Positions

Scientific programmer at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

The Rossby Centre at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute is looking for a scientific programmer to work on development of future climate models and tools for analysis and visualization of climate. We offer a stimulating research environment with a high degree of external contacts and flexible working conditions. Application deadline: 28 February 2017

Research Scientist position in atmospheric research at Finnish Meteorological Institute, Kuopio, Finland

Finnish Meteorological Institute’s (FMI) Atmospheric Research Centre of Eastern Finland invites applications for a Research Scientist position in atmospheric research. The research unit is located at the campus of the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio. The main research focus is atmospheric aerosol particles, and their climate and health effects. Application deadline: 28 February 2017

Research Associate in Sea Level Research at the University of Bristol

The primary aim of this project is to determine the factors influencing sea level rise, including glacio-isostatic adjustment, during the satellite era and eventually, for the 20th Century by combining a range of satellite and ground-based observations within a statistical inference model. This post requires a background in glaciology and remote sensing. You should, ideally, have experience in the analysis and interpretation of satellite data sets that are used for glacier and ice sheet mass balance. You must have good programming skills. Some experience of numerical modelling or statistical inference techniques would be advantageous. Application deadline: 9 March 2017

Postdoctoral Scientist/Research Scientist at Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg

Within the European Horizon 2020 Work Programme funded collaborative projects "Blue-Action: Arctic Impact on Weather and Climate" and AtlantOS, the department for The Ocean in the Earth System (Director's research group) is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist/Research Scientist. The overarching goal of the Blue-Action project is to improve our current ability to describe, model and predict Arctic climate change and its impacts on Northern Hemisphere climate, weather and their extremes. Application deadline: 15 March 2017

Research Associate for the project "Sea ice dispersion using Lagrangian dynamics: a dynamical systems study" at Universität Hamburg

A DFG funded one year post-doc position (TV-L 13, 100%, 39 hours/week) is open at the Institute of Oceanography. The applicant will work on the analysis of the chaotic dispersion of sea-ice. The analysis will be done using existing data sets of buoys attached to sea-ice. The dispersion of the buoys will allow characterizing the Finite Separation Lyapunov Exponents (FSLEs) and thus characterizing the form of dispersion at different scales. Application deadline: 15 March 2017

5 Positions available at the CNRS - Theoretical and Experimental Ecology Station (SETE) in Moulis, France

As part of CNRS-SETE, the Centre for Biodiversity Theory and Modelling, more specifically the Ecological Networks and Global Change group which focuses its research on developing theories and experimental manipulations on the effects of different components of global change on biodiversity, network structure and dynamics, and ecosystem functioning, is seeking: 1. Postdoc in Theoretical Ecology. 2. Postdoc in Experimental Aquatic Ecology. 3. Postdoc in Ecological Meta-Analysis. 4. PhD student in Experimental Aquatic Ecology. 5. Technician in Experimental Aquatic Ecology. Most of these positions are part of the ERC Consolidator Grant FRAGCLIM "The combined effects of climatic warming and habitat fragmentation on biodiversity, community dynamics and ecosystem functioning" lead by Jose M. Montoya. The project will adopt an integrative approach that combines the development of new theory on metacommunities and temperature-dependent food web dynamics in close dialogue with a unique long-term aquatic mesocosm experiment. Deadline: Review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled.