Stuttgart – Dr. Hannah-Noa Barad, a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems lab, receives a Minerva Fellowship for two years.
The Minerva Fellowship Programme ist funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research. It enables Israeli and German scientists to complete a research residency at institutions in the respective other country, in Barad’s case the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart. Minerva Fellowships are intended to promote research, but also to strengthen the cultural and scientific exchange between Germany and Israel. Younger scientists (graduates and post docs) get the possibility to further their scientific background while they conduct a research project at their host institution in Israel or Germany. To date, more than 1500 Minerva Fellowships have been awarded to German and Israeli researchers since the start of the programme in 1973.
„The fellowship is very important to me, since it will help me achieve my goals of becoming a full professor in an academic institution in Israel“, says Barad. „Furthermore, it has given me the great opportunity to complete my postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems under Prof. Peer Fischer, for which I am very grateful. Since materials science and nanostructures is very interesting for me and I feel that the best place for me to do my research is here in Germany in his lab. This fellowship will really help me do my research and not have to worry about sustaining myself, and will open more doors for future collaborations that I will hopefully have with Prof. Fischer and other researchers in the Max Planck Society.“
To date, more than 1500 Minerva Fellowships have been awarded to German and Israeli researchers since the start of the programme in 1973. Barad has received the fellowship for two years, which is the maximum time to receive it.