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Our Members supported junior scientists at the new Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne.

Here, a unique centre is being created in which the basics of healthy ageing are being researched on an interdisciplinary basis. As part of this research focus which affects us all, an investment shall also be made in the qualification of the junior scientists. With the aid of these additional donations, which were contributed by more than half of the Supporting Members, the graduate programme can be supplemented with courses in adjacent fields, such as project management, communication and patents.

Research in Social Anthropology means getting in touch with people and studying their daily life and routines. But try learning Rendille, Kriol or Uighur at your local Community College...

When PhD-students at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology wrap their heads around remote cultural ecosystems, it is at times quite challenging, as certain languages are only spoken by few communities, or even additional dialects are used. To get them ready-to-go, a unique grant was initiated, allowing the PhD-students a local based prep-course in advance of their field studies. The grant was installed by both the Supporting Members community and the Max Planck Foundation in a Matching Fund, enabling 20 scholarships between 2010 and 2013.

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