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Newsletter 104 February 2020

Dear all Please find the latest news:

2020.02.28 | thomas G. Jensen

Information about the coronavirus for AU staff and students

Aarhus University has collected a number of general answers and references to staff and students who have questions about coronavirus. The site here will be updated, depending on the development.

New HR Partner

Dagmar Brøndt Kjær has got a new position and therefore resigns from AU on 31 March. A new position as HR partner at Biomedicine has been posted. We wish Dagmar the best of luck and thank her for her good cooperation during the past many years.

New Communication Partner

On 1 April, Henriette Stevnhøj will replace Nanna Jespersgaard as communication partner for Biomedicine. Henriette can be contacted on 20373086 or stevnhoej@au.dk. Thanks to Nanna for the great working relationship and welcome to Henriette. 

News regarding PhD students

As of this year, changes have been made to the procedures relating to the PhD students. Among other things, this means that, in future, the Graduate school will only grant full scholarships – decisions regarding part-financing of PhD projects is made at the department. There will be two annual rounds of application (spring/autumn), in which an academic committee will assess the PhD applications. The department may choose to co-finance applications that do NOT receive a full scholarship. To apply outside the two rounds of application is only possible if you have 100% external funding. Read more here:  https://health.medarbejdere.au.dk/#news-16848 and here: https://phd.health.au.dk/application/

Empower Talent Mentor Scheme

Help the next generation of researchers by becoming a mentor. Learn more about the scheme here: http://www.au.dk/styrktalentet

AUFF Publication Support 2020

AUFF has just posted the call for publication support, round 1 in 2020. The application system is open, and you can find the call here: https://auff.au.dk/bevillinger/publikationsstoette/

Choice of Gloves from the Warehouse in the Skou-building

Please note that there are various types of gloves available in the storeroom. For resource reasons, it is important that you choose the necessary quality – and not by default choose the most expensive glove. A guide is available in the storeroom. 

News from the Lundbeck Foundation

The LF Ascending Investigator call is open – deadline is 15 May 2020.

News from EU

Deadline to Marie Curie Fellowships masterclass is 15 March 2020: https://health.au.dk/en/about-health/vacant-positions/marie-curie-fellowships/

News from the Novo Nordisk Foundation

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has allocated DKK 410 mill. over the next three years to a new Data Science Initiative, consisting of four interconnected elements of which the three open calls were opened in January 2020:

- Collaborative Research Programme: Funding for large research collaborations that support ideas within data science as the primary field of research, but with opportunities for collaboration within the core areas of the foundation, including biomedicine.

- Research Infrastructure: Funding for national infrastructure in the field of data science (supercomputers, hardware, technical staff, databases).

- Investigator Grants: Grants for research managers at various career levels to specialists in the field of data science.

- In addition, the Foundation will explore the possibilities of establishing a national Data Science Academy to support PhDs and postdocs with a focus on education and networks.

Minutes from meeting in the Department Forum on 15 January is available here https://biomed.medarbejdere.au.dk/organisation/moedefora-og-referater/institutforum-referater/


Best regards

Thomas G. Jensen

Administrative, Administration (Academic), Academic staff, Department of Biomedicine, Department of Biomedicine, Exchange students, Technical / administrative staff, Students, PhD students, Research year student