BRAIN – Brandenburg Research Academy and International Network

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BRAIN – Brandenburg Research Academy and International Network

– is a pilot programme which has offered 10 incoming fellowships to experienced international (non-German) researchers for a duration of 24 months. It was developed by the Brandenburg Ministry of Sciences, Research and Cultural Affairs together with all Brandenburg universities.10 BRAIN fellows from different countries all over the world have been chosen on August 28th, 2014. Fellows started their fellowships between the end of 2014 and the middle of 2015.

BRAIN provides opportunities for international young researchers to further their academic careers by pursuing research projects in their scientific field at a Brandenburg university of their choice. Fellows have been offered a post at their preferred host university, which provides an inspiring environment and supports them in their research project. Fellows may pursue an individual project or join one of the many existing groups of young researchers.

4 of 8 Brandenburg universities currently act as host universities: 4 fellows are staying at the University of Potsdam, 2 fellows are guests at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder, 3 fellows at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg and 1 fellow at the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau.

BRAIN is co-funded by the Marie Curie Programme of the European Union (co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes).

BRAIN Welcome
All fellows have received individual support by their host universities. Host universities helped them to settle in, to deal with local authorities and paperwork, to find accommodation, a language course, child care etc.

BRAIN Coaching
A modular coaching programme has been tailored to the needs of BRAIN fellows and offers them various workshops, individual or group coachings on specific subjects such as e.g. strengthening of individual competencies, career options, team and project management, dealing with competition and conflicts, leadership competencies etc.

BRAIN on tour
A programme of seminars, talks, lectures and other events aims at offering BRAIN fellows additional opportunities for networking. Through these events, the fellows not only have contact with the other BRAIN fellows in Brandenburg, but also get to know the scientific landscape of Brandenburg as a whole, with all its universities and non-university research institutions. The Fellows also have the opportunity to organize their own events at venues of their choice.

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BRAIN help desk at the Brandenburg Ministry of Sciences, Research and Cultural Affairs:

Edith Mobou Dzuno
Referat 23

office hours: 9 - 15h CET

+49 (0) 331 866 4766


postal address:
Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg
Referat 23
Dortustr. 36

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