PLANT 2030 ACADEMY
Support program for early career plant scientists
The PLANT 2030 ACADEMY fosters the professional and personal development of doctoral students and early stage postdocs involved in plant science initiatives funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The aim is to facilitate their qualification and establishment as renowned researchers within the applied plant science community. The activities within the PLANT 2030 ACADEMY are adapted specifically to the needs of plant scientists and complement existing offers. Promoting young academics also contributes to the overall success of the research initiatives and strengthens the applied plant science network.
The PLANT 2030 ACADEMY offers activities focusing on plant science related knowledge and skills (1), as well as network and career development (2).
(1) During workshops, the early career scientists come together for specialized trainings as well as excursions to relevant companies and institutes. Online courses give the opportunity for self-paced learning. In summer schools, knowledge is provided in a condensed way and practiced in a hands-on manner.
(2) In a one-year mentoring phase, the early career scientists receive stimuli for their personal and professional development in exchange with the more experienced and independent mentor. Peer-coaching offers a forum where the doctoral students and early stage postdocs get to know each other and exchange their ideas confidentially on self-chosen topics.
Enrollment to PLANT 2030 ACADEMY
All students, doctoral students and postdocs involved in BMBF plant science funding initiatives may enroll for the activities. A registration is required.
Online activities as well as selected events are open to the public premising registration.
The participation might be limited by available capacities – there is no legal claim.
Competence network of applied plant sciences in Germany
The development of crops for the future requires innovative research approaches and short transfer paths. PLANT 2030 bundles the programs of applied plant research in Germany funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The programs are part of the National Research Strategy BioEconomy 2030.