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5th Science Speed Dating on May 17, 2017

It is once more the time of the year to experience one of the many advantages of the interdisciplinary nature of our graduate school, therefore: We are proud to announce the 5th GESS Science Speed Dating, which will take place on WEDNESDAY MAY 17th, 2017

Our main goal is to encourage a vivid exchange among us and across all centers. Keeping on with last year’s success, we encourage all fellow doctoral students at the University of Mannheim, independently of their affiliation to GESS, to apply for a seat. We thus hope to benefit from the great diversity of fields of expertise at the University of Mannheim and bring forth enriching discussions and further cooperation.
This year we are glad to announce that faculty members are also invited to participate. At your discretion, you may choose to participate as observers or take part in the actual speed dating. Either way, we hope that we will all be able to interact at some point during the evening.
As the event requires a lot of preparation and places are limited, we ask you to please register using the following link (until Friday May 12th - but the earlier the better):

Free drinks and snacks will be available throughout the evening, so be sure to join this event, enjoy a great evening, meet new people, and develop new research ideas!
In case you are wondering what a Science Speed Dating is, here are some clarification points:
A science speed dating is a social gathering in which pairs of researchers get a fixed amount of time during which they exchange their research ideas. This event produces matches of researchers who then engage in interdisciplinary research collaboration.

The idea of the Science Speed Dating is to enhance exchange and to promote interdisciplinary cooperation, between centers at our graduate school, and among GESS and Non-GESS doctoral candidates at the University of Mannheim. We would like to get you out of your office and in the mood to exchange your research ideas with students and faculty from other centers. Together you might be able to develop a larger research agenda.

In a follow-up, we will inform those of you who indicated a match in research interests and encourage you to write a brief joint research proposal.

Research proposals will be reviewed and the best research proposals will be awarded a prize taking the form of financial support for your joint projects (for example, if you need a student assistant to collect data or funding to present your idea at a conference). The GESS Board of Directors has announced a total amount of 3000 Euros which will be shared among the best research proposals.
The Science Speed Dating is an excellent opportunity to get to know doctoral students and faculty members from across the university.