Zoom chat: Studying with a disability

Studying can present a wide range of challenges for people with physical, mental and chronical disabilities and illnesses. In a relaxed atmosphere, the Zoom chat on 13. January 2023 at 4 p.m. will provide a digital space for networking and exchanging tips and tricks about studying with disabilities. The chat takes place regularly on every 2nd Friday.

The link to the Zoom chat is available on the website of the Office for Gender and Diversity.

The Young Scientist Award

Submit your submission for the Young Scientist Award and win up to € 3,000!
Are Social media and science the perfect match for you? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you: Fast Forward Science, the multimedia competition for science, has entered its 10th round of competition! We are calling for Science Content on Social Media to be submitted to us. You have until February 7, 2023, to upload your entry to www.fastforwardscience.de and, with a little luck, win one of our prizes. We would be happy if you forward this message to interested people from your networks.
In the main contest, videos can be submitted on all social media platforms, for example, YouTube videos, TikToks or Insta Stories. Our insider tip: The Young Scientist Award, which is explicitly aimed at students, doctoral students and postdocs (up to six years after their doctorate). Winners can look forward to prize money totalling €6,000.
The Young Scientist Award is aimed at future actors in science who want to bring their research to as many people as possible. Whether you are new to the social media world or have already made twenty videos, it is important that you explain your own work in an exciting way and convincingly explain why your research is relevant to tomorrow’s society. The partner of the Young Scientist Award is the German Future Prize. Winners of the Young Scientist Award will be involved in the activities of the Deutscher Zukunftspreis in addition to winning the award.
Last year @diewissenschaftlerin, @janinaexplainsitall and @sheliumscience convinced the jury. On our website, you can check out which videos landed them on the winner’s podium of the Young Scientist Award.
And if everything is already clear to you: Grab your camera or cell phone and surprise us with creative ideas and exciting contributions. What is wanted is what inspires you, us and your followers. There is only one thing left to do: SUBMIT. We are looking forward to your contributions!
Greetings and good luck from the Fast Forward Science Team

You can find more information here:


Blue Europe 2022 “Robert Schuman” writing contest.

Blue Europe is a non-profit, private, independently funded think tank situated in Luxembourg (our website can be found HERE). Its mission is to reignite and strengthen links between Western, Central, and Eastern Europe. It is comprised of numerous organizations which cooperate synergically with each other. We wish to increase public awareness of European concerns throughout the European Union’s peoples as much as possible. To do this, the board has decided to hold a scientific paper writing contest again this year. Our contest is an excellent opportunity for you to boost your profile visibility and showcase your knowledge to the public.

This time the contest is open to all EU and EEA students and recent graduates (the academic year 2022). Original articles may be submitted on any subject among the following: Law, Diplomatic Sciences, Economics, Econometry, Public Policies, Governance, Politics, Information Technology, Business, Technology, Geopolitics, Geography, Infrastructure and History and must deal with – at least partially – Central and Eastern Europe. These two criteria are cumulative.

We will grant the winner a prize of 500 euros. Our French antenna Association (whose details you can find HERE) guarantees the prize.

The competition begins on December 15th, 2022. All entries (full article) mu55st be received by March 15th, 2023, and finalists will be announced on April 30th, 2023. The organizing committee may decide to extend the deadlines as it sees fit.

To enter the contest, you must prove to attend/have attended a certified university and send us either an entire paper or an abstract related to the subjects listed above. All articles received that fulfil the minimum requirements as set in the rules will be both published on the website and in our 2022 Yearbook (provisional ISBN 978-2-492643-01-9 9782492643019). The aforementioned full rules of the contest can be found HERE.

For any further inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at contest2022@blue-europe.eu. Our crew responds mainly in English, Polish and French (we also answer to communications in German, Spanish and Italian, but with an increased response delay). 

Thank you for your time.

Yours Faithfully,

Brian F. G. Fabregue, President of Blue Europe

Scholarship of the German National Academic FoundationScholarship of the German National Academic Foundation

The German National Academic Foundation offers about 100-150 scholarships per year to students in the 1st and 2nd semester in non-artistic and creative subjects. The application for the scholarships takes place online from 11.01 to 15.02. The scholarships are awarded after several selection tests which are independent of the school leaving certificate.

The scholarship has the prerequisites: You are an EU citizen or have a permanent residence permit and that you are in your first course of study.

Additional information on the scholarship of last year can be found here:


Find the right job for you at btS 2B

Which profession actually suits me? As students and doctoral candidates in the life sciences, we all ask ourselves this question at some point during our studies. 🎓
Numerous job profiles await you when you start your career in the life sciences. But you don’t have much of an idea about project management or health care communication yet? You could also imagine founding a company? At the btS 2B – career presentation on 18.01.2023 from 3 p.m. we will find out together with Spirit Link and the start-up Acalta…
… what is hidden behind these descriptions in terms of content
… what your typical everyday life in one of these professions could look like
… career paths in the different professions
… reports of personal experiences in the fields
… with which previous knowledge you score with the application
… what it is like to found a start-up company
Are you interested?  Register now for free at [https://s.bts-ev.de/btS2B] and talk to the company representatives at the followed get-together.

More information about the event:
Where? Physiology II, Waldstr. 6, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
When? on 18.01.2023 from 3 p.m. to approx. 6 p.m. followed by a get-together.