YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR AN APPLICATION FOR YOUR INNOVATIVE BASIC RESEARCH IN THE AREA OF CLIMATE CHANGE?

PRIZE MONEY TOTALLING € 36,000 IS IN STORE!

For the sixth consecutive year, the Stiftung Industrieforschung and Humboldt-Innovation have organized the research idea competition “Forum Junge Spitzenforscher” to be held at the Tieranatomisches Theater on the 20th of November 2019

Public discourses reflecting our long-standing struggle with climate change and its ramifications are growing. The declining biodiversity, deviating temperatures resulting in the melting of polar ice caps and rising sea levels are amongst the already visible consequences. Climate change is proving itself to be a dynamic threat to the habitat of humans and animals alike.

Adapting to the changing climate, accompanied by storms and catastrophes, society is faced with an array of new challenges: How can early warning systems be developed, improved and implemented to detect extreme weather conditions? How will we approach the expected surge of climate refugees in the future? How can we ensure a functioning global food production and supply? Finally, how is the health sector adapting to the new risks associated with hotter temperatures in order to care for vulnerable groups of elderly persons?

The central query of this year’s “Forum Junge Spitzenforscher” is focused on which possibilities are feasible to slow down or even stop climate change. With application-oriented strategies, concepts, and approaches from the world of science, the Forum aims to raise awareness of an existential urgency. Within the framework of the research idea competition, climate change is to be understood as an interdisciplinary subject matter. The competition offers researchers the opportunity to present unique, practice-oriented research results and present possible solutions from their work.

The event is organized in cooperation with the Berlin universities: Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

APPLICATION

The new round of applications for the research idea competition “Forum Junge Spitzenforscher” has begun. This year’s competition focuses on the topic of “climate change.”

Applications are open to doctoral students, postdoctoral and research assistants, junior professors and senior clinical physicians from Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

Until 3 November 2019, young researchers from all disciplines can apply to the interdisciplinary competition and submit application ideas from their own innovative research.

The opportunity to win prize money in sum of 36,000 EUR is complemented by valuable feedback from a jury of experts and a networking opportunity with researchers and industry partners.

OrganiZers

For the sixth year, the Stiftung Industrieforschung and Humboldt-Innovation GmbH are hosting the research idea competition “Forum Junge Spitzenforscher”.

Partners

The event is organized in cooperation with the three major Berlin universities: Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, as well as Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin.