The German Research Centre / Forschungszentrum Jülich has won one of the main prizes in this year’s International Research Marketing ideas competition run by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The project on the pan-African challenge of soil as a resource will build a scientific bridge between Forschungszentrum Jülich and African partners. Against the background of the rapid population growth and climate change and its consequences, it aims to support Africa to implement methods to make food production sustainable and secure.
The scholarship includes an invitation to a one-month stay at Forschungszentrum Jülich, one of Europe’s biggest research centres in the fields of information, energy and bio economy in summer 2018.
The scholarship also covers the costs for a one-week trip to Accra, Ghana, where the core activities of the project take place from 26th November 2018 to 30th November 2018.
If you are an African journalist (print, TV, radio or Social Media, for instance Blogs) who is devoted to the possibilities of modern science to tackle great societal challenges it would be a pleasure for us to receive your application.
During your four-week stay in Jülich, you will work with the press office and support the communication’s team to initiate first project activities already.
You will also get close insight into our geoscientific research, meet scientists who organize the Pan African Soil Challenge project and get in contact with colleagues of international relations.
On the other hand, we expect you to cover the project via your home medium, especially during the fall school and the Hackathon in Accra.
DEADLINE: April 30 2018
To apply and for more information visit here