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Outgoing Scholarships for POLMAR PhD Students – 2nd call for 2017

The Helmholtz Graduate School for Polar and Marine Research (POLMAR) offers short term stays (between one and three months) abroad for POLMAR members only, providing them with the possibility to undertake part of their doctoral studies in a foreign country, and to allow them the benefit of working within an internationally recognised group of researchers in their specialised area of research.

With the outgoing scholarships, POLMAR aims to:

  • Offer its members the possibility to undertake a PhD relevant scientific stay abroad of up to three months
  • Assist in increasing the competence of POLMAR students through an international research experience
  • Contribute to further develop scholarship holders´ knowledge and skills in their respective field of study
  • Promote scientific and intercultural exchange
  • Help building international linkages and networks

More information on the tender conditions and how to apply

Falling Walls

Falling Walls is a unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts and society. It was initiated on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.

Inspired by this world-changing event on 9 November 1989, the question of every Falling Walls gathering is: Which walls will fall next? Falling Walls fosters discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience from all parts of society.

The Falling Walls Foundation, a charity, is generously supported by the German Ministry for Education and Research, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Helmholtz Association, the Berlin Senate and numerous other acclaimed academic institutions, foundations, companies, non-governmental organisations and prominent individuals.

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National Geographic Grant Programs

The National Geographic Society pushes the boundaries of exploration to further understanding of our planet and empower the global community to generate solutions for a healthier and more sustainable future.

We invest in bold people and transformative ideas in the fields of exploration, scientific research, conservation, education, and storytelling. Our goal is to identify, cultivate, and develop the world-changers of today and tomorrow. Our grant recipients are—and have always been—the heart and soul of what we do.

When we award a grant, we're not just funding a project. We are also inviting a scientist, conservationist, educator, or storyteller to join a passionate community of like-minded, global leaders. These leaders are National Geographic Explorers.

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