Minerva-Gentner Symposia - Grant information
The Minerva-Gentner Symposium is a format to bring together Israeli scientists with colleagues from Germany and other countries through conferences, workshops etc.
The format is named after the physicist and former director of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Wolfgang Gentner, who was a member of the first German scientific delegation to Israel in 1959 and later member of the board of the Weizmann-Institute in Rehovot.
Minerva-Gentner Symposia are intended to enable scientific discourse, exchange of ideas, and new interactions in a given field of research. Furthermore, the Symposia should initiate new collaborative efforts in fields that are that are highly innovative and not yet in the focus of German-Israeli cooperation.
Minerva-Gentner Symposia may be conducted in all areas of research.
A typical Minerva-Gentner Symposium has about 25-50 participants.The invited scientists should come from various institutions in Germany and Israel. In addition to the Israeli and German participants, also scientists from other countries can be included in the program. Not yet established but promising young scientists (PhD-students, Post-Docs) shall have the opportunity to get in contact with senior scientists during these symposia.
A Minerva-Gentner Symposium can be funded with up to EUR 30,000 by the Minerva Stiftung.
The venue of the Symposium may be either in Germany or Israel.
Proposals are reviewed by the Minerva Fellowship Committee.