ECAS is delighted to extend a warm welcome to twelve exceptional early-career beneficiaries who have been selected to participate in the esteemed Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme. These accomplished individuals represent the final round of grant recipients for the research period until the end of 2023. The programme received applications from regarded postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students hailing from renowned higher education institutions in both regions.

Following the recently concluded application period, we were impressed by the outstanding quality of joint project proposals spanning diverse fields of study, exploring highly specific topics within the realms of nature and social sciences.

After careful deliberation, the Selection Committee has identified six tandems with exceptional research proposals, and we are delighted to announce their selection as fellowship recipients. We proudly present the list of upcoming joint projects, along with the accomplished researchers who have been awarded fellowships.

It is important to note that the sequence of tandems presented below was determined entirely by a random selection process.

“Detection of bioanalytes using a novel 3D printed sensor technique”
Dr Lourdes Alwis (Edinburgh Napier University) and Dr Kort Bremer (Leibniz Universität Hannover).

quantumTANGO: Quantum Information with Top Quarks and Higgs Bosons”
Steffen Korn (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) and Dr Jonathan Jamieson (University of Glasgow).

“Skilled migrant women workers from Germany and developing countries: Navigating career and networking challenges and opportunities in Scotland”
Amira Rahmat (University of Edinburgh) and Alara Yaman (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen).

“High Reflectivity of focussed Fields”
Yijun Wang (Leibniz Universität Hannover) and Zhujun Ye (University of Glasgow).

“Modeling the Path to Sustainable Diets: An Analysis of Policy Interventions and Consumer Behavior in Germany and Scotland”
Alexander Vonderschmidt (University of Edinburgh) and Jonas Stehl (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen).

“The mechanical Faraday effect – can it actually be measured?”
Benjamin Butler (University of Glasgow) and Denis Uhland (Leibniz Universität Hannover).

On behalf of the entire team at ECAS and the esteemed Members of the Selection Committee, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to the aforementioned tandems for their exceptional project proposals and their acceptance into the Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme.

We eagerly anticipate witnessing the future accomplishments and discoveries of these chosen tandems and their groundbreaking projects. We wholeheartedly wish the researchers the very best as they embark on their research journeys, filled with exciting opportunities and invaluable experiences. May their endeavours yield remarkable outcomes and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their respective fields.

More detailed project descriptions will soon be published on the Lower Saxony – Scotland Project Website.