GUIDES: Wanderlust Cure

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Science  08 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5498, pp. 1851
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5498.1851d

Itching to spend some time doing research in the land of beer, Bach, and BMWs? If you're contemplating such a sojourn—or have tickets in hand—then check out a new Web guide for researchers sponsored by the German government. The site is essentially a brochure with links that describes fellowships offered by Germany's main science agency (the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and other sources. It's also a good place for an overview of German research, which includes some 270 universities, the 78 Max Planck institutes and labs, and various other research centers. You can link to directories, search for university courses, or find travel info from the site, which comes in English, German, Spanish, and French versions. Sprinkled throughout are quotes from visiting scientists who rave about things like Germany's libraries and its respect for women academics.

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