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Einstein Foundation Award 2023 — The Einstein Foundation Berlin awards €500,000 prize to enhance quality in research
The Einstein Foundation Berlin is to honor Belgian bioinformatician Yves Moreau, the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences, and the Responsible Research Assessment Initiative with this year’s Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research 2023.
Einstein Foundation Berlin approves new research funding worth over 8 million Euro
Population diversity, early disease interception, new carbyne applications, and the temporality of heritage
Choreographer and performer Claire Cunningham to become Einstein Professor for „Choreography, Dance and Disability Arts“
Scottish choreographer and performer Claire Cunningham is to become the Einstein Professor of „Choreography, Dance and Disability Arts“ at the Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT) from the winter semester 2023/24. As part of her professorship, Claire Cunningham will teach and research at the HZT for an initial five years. She is the first artist to receive an Einstein Strategic Professorship.
A new Managing Director for Einstein Foundation Berlin
On March 1, 2023, Dr. Thorsten Wilhelmy takes over as Managing Director at the Einstein Foundation Head Office in Berlin. He replaces Dr. Marion Müller, who has successfully led the Foundation’s operations for the past twelve years.
Anglo-German research gets huge boost: two million euro for a new strategic fellowship programme
The Einstein Foundation will invest two million euro in a new fellowship programme to deepen academic links across the Channel between Oxford University and the Berlin University Alliance. The focus is on two of the biggest challenges of our time: global health and social cohesion.
The Einstein Foundation Berlin is inviting researchers and organizations to submit their application, or to nominate colleagues or institutions, for the 2023 Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research.
The Einstein Foundation Berlin is inviting researchers and organizations to submit their application, or to nominate colleagues or institutions, for the 2023 Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research.
Advancing health and health equity across the globe: Prof. Beate Kampmann takes over Charité’s Institute of International Health as a newly appointed Einstein Professor
A new platform for global health is being created within Berlin’s university medicine landscape in the form of the Charité Center for Global Health (CCGH). At its center is the Institute of International Health of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, formerly known as the Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, which is headed by Einstein Professor for Global Health, Prof. Beate Kampmann since the beginning of this year.
Einstein Foundation to present 500,000 Euro Award for Enhancing Research Quality 2022
Canadian physician Gordon Guyatt and the Psychological Science Accelerator honored as this year's recipients of the €500,000 prize for enhancing quality in research
Panel discussion on the reform of research evaluation
Which methods can be used to evaluate and appreciate the quality and impact of research achievements? And what criteria should be used as a basis for assessing scientific research? These questions were the focus of a joint event organised by the Einstein Foundation Berlin, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) yesterday evening in Berlin.
Approx. five million euros for new Einstein Fellowships and the expansion of exceptional doctoral programs
The Einstein Foundation’s Executive Board has awarded funding to five international fellowships at Berlin universities and will also be supporting the research of two scholars already working in the German capital as Einstein Junior and Einstein Research Fellows. The Board has also approved the extension of six Einstein Visiting Fellowships and one Einstein Research Project. In addition, two PhD programs have been recognized as part of the recently launched Einstein Foundation Doctoral Program.
Leading Sociology Professor Kathrin Zippel joins Freie Universität Berlin
Kathrin Susanne Zippel, a highly regarded professor of sociology, has been awarded an Einstein Strategic Professorship from the Einstein Foundation Berlin and will move to Freie Universität.
Ludovic Vallier grows liver tissue from stem cells
Effective July 1, 2022, Ludovic Vallier will take up the W3 Einstein Strategic Professorship for Stem Cells in Regenerative Therapies at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH). Vallier is an expert in pluripotent stem cells.
New Berlin research projects on autism, liver diseases, neuronal learning processes, and quantum technology approved
The new grants and extensions amount to around 2.3 million euros in funding and will be awarded until 2025.
Einstein Foundation Berlin strongly condemns the attack on Ukraine
The Einstein Foundation Berlin has been following Russia’s appalling attack on Ukraine over recent hours with horror.
Einstein Foundation funds research in neuroscience, philosophy, and infrastructure policy, as well as Einstein Centers
The approved research grants totaling 19 million euros will be rolled out until 2025.
Einstein Foundation to present the inaugural €500,000 Award for Promoting Quality in Research
The Einstein Foundation Berlin is honoring the American physicist Paul Ginsparg and the Center for Open Science with the inaugural Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research.
Important Step Forward to Climate Research
Einstein Foundation Berlin supporting preparation module for new Einstein Center Climate Change Einstein
Einstein Professorship for Highly Regarded Professor of Chemistry Sebastian Hasenstab-Riedel at Freie Universität Berlin
The Einstein Foundation Berlin has selected renowned chemist Professor Sebastian Hasenstab-Riedel as its new Einstein Professor at Freie Universität Berlin. Hasenstab-Riedel is one of the world's leading researchers in the area of halogen chemistry, which is essential for a wide range of applications, from modern plastics to innovative substitutes for greenhouse gases.
Einstein Foundation Berlin announces new Executive Board chair
On August 18, 2021, the Council of the Einstein Foundation Berlin unanimously elected Prof. Martin Rennert, former president of the Berlin University of the Arts, to be the new chair of its Executive Board.
Demand remains high for the Einstein Foundation’s academic freedom scheme, with 56 researchers funded since 2018
In June, the Einstein Foundation's Executive Board decided to grant funding to an additional nine researchers who are either experiencing research constraints or are victims of political persecution in their country of origin.
Launch of the Einstein Research Unit on Climate and Water under Change
Berlin-Brandenburg as a Model Region for Research on the Risks and Solutions of Altered Water Resources under Climate Change: How does climate change affect the availability and quality of water?
Einstein Center for Alternative Methods in Biomedical Research commences work
After twelve months of preparation, the new Einstein Center for Alternative Methods in Biomedical Research will officially be launched this week. The Einstein Foundation will provide financial support amounting to €5.3 million until the end of 2026, but will make part of its funding subject to the Center's positive interim assessment by the Foundation's independent research board in 2024.
Neurobiologist Susanne Schreiber, Vice-Chair of the German Ethics Council, appointed as Einstein Professor
The Einstein Foundation will in future be supporting neurobiologist Susanne Schreiber as an Einstein Professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. With the help of additional funding from the Einstein Foundation, the university was able to counter an offer from another university, thus ensuring that the expert in theoretical neurophysiology will now remain in Berlin.
Launch of the first Einstein Research Unit on the topic of quantum computing
Launch of the first Einstein Research Unit of the Berlin University Alliance on the topic of quantum computing
Einstein Foundation Berlin crowned German Research Foundation of the Year 2021
The Deutsche Universitätsstiftung (German University Foundation) and the Stifterverband (a joint initiative between companies and foundations) have jointly declared the Einstein Foundation Berlin the 2021 German Research Foundation of the Year.
Einstein Foundation Announces New Appointments for the Einstein Strategic Professorship Program
With support from the Einstein Foundation, Berlin’s universities have successfully attracted four pioneering international researchers.
New funding awarded to promote research in the fields of demographic science, quantum physics, and neuroscience
The Einstein Foundation Berlin is assisting the creation of a new Einstein Center to promote interdisciplinary population research. Funding will also be made available to support an Einstein Junior Fellow and an International Postdoctoral Fellow conducting neuroscience research at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin. An International Postdoctoral Fellow will also take up research into string theory at the Humboldt-Universität.