Dear Humboldtians, The Humboldt Foundation has been asked to support the Volkswagen Foundation to spread their "Call for Applications" for an international conference taking place in Germany next year: The Volkswagen Foundation intends to invite 100 promising early career researchers from all over the world interested in and capable of contributing to the conference “Our Common Future” to be held in November 2010 in Hanover and Essen, Germany, focusing on global challenges of the 21st Century. The conference and a preparatory phase in the course of the year 2010 will be held on topics of the following research areas: - Climate Change and Energy - Technology: Communication; Mobility; Factory of the Future - Economic and Urban Development - Global Health and Molecular Medicine - Human Rights; Migration and Integration; Religion and Values You can find more information on the following website: