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Extended Deadline: Interdisciplinary Summer Academy at Heidelberg University (10-15 Sep 2023)

The Marsilius-Kolleg of Heidelberg University, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research (MPImR) are excited to announce their upcoming Marsilius Academy, a week-long program, which will be held from Sunday, 10 September, to Friday, 15 September 2023, in Heidelberg, Germany.

The Academy titled “[At the] Limits of Life: Dealing with Biofacts, Embryoids and Hybrids – Perspectives from Sciences and Humanities” aims to bring together an international group of excellent PhD students and early Post-docs from different fields of study to discuss societal, judicial and ethical challenges arising from recent breakthroughs in biology, biomedicine, and bioengineering. Its workshops, masterclasses and further sessions are led by renowned expert researchers and will provide a unique opportunity for participating students to engage in interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration.

The Academy is aimed at Doctoral Students and (early) Post-Docs. Number of participants is limited. A participation fee of 750€ – including room and board – will be charged. Waivers or the coverage of travel expenses may be granted to applicants without institutional support upon request.

Update: Every applicant has the opportunity to request the reception of a stipend that either eliminates the participation fee or assists with travel costs (up to 2000€). Fees and stipends are specifically designed to ameliorate the financial constraints of prospective participants who do not have the institutional support that is generally required to apply for a program like ours. While this may especially be necessary for international candidates from underrepresented communities, we encourage every young scholar without a budget for travel/conferences to apply for the stipend they would benefit from the most.

Date: 10 – 15 September 2023

Venue: Marsilius Kolleg of Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 130.1, 69120 Heidelberg

Participation fee: 750€

Registration deadline: 2 July 2023


Details and Timetable: Timetable [At the] Limits of Life (Updated Information)

Flyer: [At the] Limits of Life – Extended Deadline