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IAMO supports researchers at risk within the Philipp Schwartz Initiative

31 May 2022 - IAMO helps researchers who have been forced to leave their home countries or who are subject to repression and persecution because of their work in their home countries. At IAMO, a Philipp Schwartz Fellowship has now been awarded for the first time to a threatened scientist from Belarus.

The Philipp Schwartz Initiative was launched in 2015 by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation together with the Federal Foreign Office and enables German universities, colleges and non-university research institutions such as IAMO to host threatened researchers with doctoral degrees (PostDocs). The program allows Philipp Schwartz Fellows to continue their scientific work in Germany. Research stays of up to 24 months, with the option to extend for another 12 months, are possible.

IAMO would like to open up the possibility of applying for a Philipp Schwartz Fellowship to other people. In particular, researchers in agricultural economics, who have come under pressure since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, are addressed. The next call of applications will start in June 2022. Interested parties can find out about deadlines and requirements on the website of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. Only scientific institutions are eligible to apply, self-applications of candidates are not possible. Researchers in agricultural economics who are interested in a fellowship at IAMO should therefore contact the IAMO research administrator Marianne Müller-Albinsky. When doing so, they are kindly asked to send a curriculum vitae, a project outline (1-2 pages), and initial thoughts regarding the department of IAMO in which their research project could be located.