Arbeitskreis Young Investigators
One of the most productive yet most critical phases in a scientist’s career comes immediately before and during the initial years after obtaining an independent group leader position. Exchanging experiences with peers, opportunities to interact and collaborate, in particular during the (re-)integration into the German research environment as well as reliable funding are key ingredients for success. This is particularly true given the changing European research environment, which increasingly calls for earlier independence.
We aim to establish a network of senior Postdocs and young group leaders, which provides a framework for interaction, discussion and concerted actions. By doing so, we hope to achieve the following goals:
Provide a means to learn from the experience of others at a similar career stage, to network, interact and collaborate
Establish a platform for the interaction with decision makers in science, politics and funding organizations
Give an opportunity to present your work – in front of your peers, senior colleagues and potential future coworkers
Provide information and support on funding in Germany and Europe
Provide support during the (re-)integration into the German research environment
As a novel subgroup within the GBM, we will aim for a close connection to events organized by the GBM. We will thus organize a satellite meeting preceding each Mosbacher Kolloquium during which:
A plenary discussion with policy-makers will be organized
A chance to present your work will be provided – within the Kolloquium as well as to Members of the Junior GBM
Interactions with scientists at the same career stage will be easily possible
We will furthermore provide information on relevant funding in Germany and Europe with the opportunity to interact with successful applicants within different funding schemes.