We are very happy to share a guest contribution by our Leibniz Postdoc colleagues who recently held their second assembly after their foundation a year ago. The Leibniz Postdoc Network and Leibniz PhD Network are in the process of deepening their relationship, identifying common topics and supporting each other. Mary-Ann Blätke, Glòria Martrus, and Gitta Heinz – all members of the Postdocs Network’s newly elected steering committee 2018/19 (pictured above) – let you know how they experienced the event and see the cooperation with the Leibniz PhD Network. (more…)
A workshop on cooperation with German universities
On September 6th, our Officer for Section A Saskia and our Spokesperson Jan-Lucas co-organized a workshop on “Doctorates in graduate schools at non-university organizations” (Promotionen in Graduiertenprogrammen an außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen) at the UniWiND/GUAT 2018 conference, together with Christine Vogler from the International Leibniz Research School for Microbial and Biomolecular Interactions – ILRS Jena. The conference „Vielfalt durch Kooperation – Promotionsverfahren mit Partnereinrichtungen“ (Diversity through cooperation – Doctorates with associated organizations“) at the Technical University Munich dealt with challenges and chances when it comes to cooperation concerning doctorate programs between universities and non-university research institutions. (more…)
A personal report from Rosa I. Grote-Gálvez, Section Officer C, on the kick-off event for the Leibniz female Professorship Program “Sie kommen wie berufen”
What is the Leibniz female Professorship Program?
A funding and support program of the Leibniz Association to promote more women in science.
What is the aim of the Leibniz female professorship program?
To physically unite all forces and proceed in large steps with the evaluation of the Leibniz PhD Network’s survey data, the Survey working group met in Berlin for a retreat at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) on the 17th and 18th of August. The survey, with over 1,000 respondents, gives a first comprehensive overview of the situation of the doctoral researchers in the Leibniz Association.
Plenty of ideas are in the room and after full two days of intense discussions and exchange the list of future tasks looks impressive. From July- 27th to 28th the board of N² – The Network of Networks, in which Max Planck PhDNet, Helmholtz Juniors and the Leibniz PhD Network join forces, met in Potsdam to set its future agenda. The Leibniz PhD Network was represented by our spokespersons Katarzyna Stoltmann and Jan-Lucas Schanze. (more…)
The first months of 2018 are already over, the perfect opportunity to look back and provide you with a first summary. So far, this year proves to be extremely fruitful and productive for our Leibniz PhD Network. Here is our logbook from its first month. (more…)
From October 26th to 27th 2017, the Kick-Off Meeting of the Leibniz PostDoc Network took place in in the Research Center Borstel – Leibniz Center for Medicine and Biosciences (FZB). Representatives of postdoctoral researchers of 45 out of 91 institutes joined the first meeting. The Leibniz PhD Network welcomes the initiative and also had the chance to be present at this foundational meeting.