Science Tour 2014: Modelling the Future

Call for Applications

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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is organising a tour of cutting-edge research facilities in northern Germany which specialise in the field of modelling future scenarios for foreign researchers and administrators from universities and research institutes. The tour will present cutting-edge research activities in the field of computer-based modelling and simulation at facilities in northern Germany.

Application Deadline: Please submit your application electronically until 20 September 2014.

Topic: Modelling the Future – Understanding Global Challenges through Computer-Based Modelling and Simulation

Date: 30 November – 6 December 2014

Cost Coverage: All programme-related costs in Germany (accommodation, travel, most meals) will be paid by the DAAD. However, participants are responsible for covering their own international travel expenses.

Who may apply?

Foreign researchers and administrators from universities and research institutes can apply for the Science Tour. All applicants should be in a position to initiate and manage major projects in cutting-edge research or educational cooperation. German language skills are not necessary since the programme will be conducted in English. The applicants must also meet the following requirements:

Researchers must have held a PhD/doctorate for at least two years and be affiliated to a non-German university/research institute. They should have a strong interest in international cooperation and an equally strong research background in computer-based modelling in the following disciplines:

  • maritime sciences
  • economics
  • meteorology
  • climate change
  • epidemiology

Research administrators in universities or research institutes, policymakers in national agencies and other experts in the fields of science and higher education are also welcome to apply. 

The Programme

We will visit universities and research institutes in the cities of Hamburg, Kiel, Rostock, the island of Riems and Potsdam, e.g. the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), the Cluster of Excellence “Future Ocean” or the Friedrich Loeffler Institute for Animal Health (FLI). The tour will end with a scientific get-together of various other research institutes in Berlin. For details, see the section “Programme” below.

Application Procedure

The application deadline has already expired. Applications are not possible any more.
Applicants will receive their letters of acceptance or refusal until early October.


If you have any questions, Sina Bremer (see contact details below) or the DAAD officer in your country will be happy to help you.

The Programme

The Programme

In the following you will find information about the research institutes, universities and companies which the Science Tour participants will visit during their week in Germany. More The Programme



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