Here is an exciting call for applications for the Forschungszentrum Jülich's Journalistic Scholarship!

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The background of the call is that Forschungszentrum Jülich has won one of the main prizes in this year’s International Research Marketing ideas competition run by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The project on the pan-African challenge of soil as a resource will build a scientific bridge between Forschungszentrum Jülich and African partners. It aims to support Africa to implement methods to make food production sustainable and secure.

In order to make the project known in the African scientific community as well as in the public we offer a scholarship for an African journalist. The scholarship includes an invitation to a one month stay at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Summer 2018. The scholarship also covers the costs for a one-week trip to Accra, Ghana, where the core activities of the project take place in November 2018.

Core activities of the project will be a supercomputing training at a fall school and a so-called Hackathon in Accra for excellent young (and senior) geo-scientists. A Hackathon is a gathering of scientists to work on specific software applications. Here it will focus on data modeling for soil-related food security. These two hands-on workshops offer African scientists an opportunity to get in contact with the latest methods of geoscientific research and to meet leading German science partners.