ASciNA Awards 2022
Austrian Scientists and Scholars in North America (ASciNA) schreiben mit großzügiger Unterstützung des Bundesministeriums für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung (BMBWF) drei hochdotierte Preise für hervorragende wissenschaftliche Arbeiten von österreichischen Forschenden in Nordamerika (USA, Kanada, Mexiko) aus.
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A Sweet Secret— recovering the voices of Michael Feuerstein and Hansi Niese from a 1920ies Vienna
ASciNA Virtual Talk with Bernadette Wegenstein, Professor of Media Study, Documentary Filmmaker, The Johns Hopkins University.
May 18, 2022 @ 12 PM EST
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ASciNA Mentoring Program
Supported by the Alumni Club of MedUni Vienna, TU Vienna, TU Graz and MedUni Innsbruck, and our new partners, the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Graz. New mentoring cycle starts this fall. Apply by May 10, 2022.
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Mentoring Program

The AMP is supported by the Alumni Club of the Medical University of Vienna, the Technical University of Vienna, the Technical University of Graz, the Medical University of Innsbruck, the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Graz.

ASciNA Awards 2021

ASciNA, in cooperation with the BMWFW recognizes young Austrian scientists in North America, for their scientific work with the ASciNA Award. The recipients in 2021 were Daniela Weiskopf, Astrid Gillich, Peter Asenbaum and Daniela Gandorfer.

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ASciNA Mentoring Programm 2022/23
startet im Herbst 2022 in eine neue Runde. Dabei kann ASciNA wieder auf die Unterstützung von Alumni Club der MedUni Wien, TU Wien, TU Graz und MedUni Innsbruck zählen. Als neue Partner sind die Universität Wien und die Medizinische Universität Graz mit an Bord.
A Sweet Secret— recovering the voices of Michael Feuerstein and Hansi Niese from a 1920ies Vienna
The celebrated Austrian play, Ein Süsses Geheimnis (A Sweet Secret) from 1927, which later became a popular German film with the Meryl Streep of the day, Hansi Niese, brings to life a forgotten feminist comedy from pre-Holocaust Vienna, where diversity and progressive thought were still possible. This romantic comedy centers around a self-determined matriarch, Therese, helping her three daughters navigate the expectations of rigid, societal beliefs – often leading by example – as they find their way into adulthood. Moving back and forth between the archive of its time both through the re-appropriation of Nazi newsreels and propaganda films, as well as ephemeral films of the time (Baker Archives), and the new staging of the play, this new film by Bernadette Wegenstein, currently in development, will take the audience inside a theater space where a vibrant environment of escapism smashes against the harsh reality of its time, which is as vivid as it was 80 years ago.
Immune responses induced by COVID-19 vaccines
Vaccination and infection are two different paths to immunity. Understanding human immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 RNA vaccines is of interest for a panoply of reasons. mRNA vaccines have demonstrated impressive protection from COVID-19; however, durability of immunity has been a major unknown.
In response to the pushback by @sfb_dioe following Stefan Dollinger’s ASciNA-talk, please see the following one-page clarification by the speaker.
Indeterminate Nature of Crypto-Governance: Does Law Matter?
Intertwined phenomena such as human-induced climate change, global rise of authoritarian systems alongside the demise of democratic structures, and crypto-technological developments are inducing significant and differential shifts in the conditions of human and non-human existence, providing a fertile ground for experiments in organizing, governing, and imagining societies differently. Consequently, modes of private tech-governance (such as start-up societies, seasteading micronations, smart cities, and space colonies) are on the rise. This talk traces the ontological and epistemological assumptions of such projects and asks how – and if – law can matter differently.
ASciNA Awards 2022 – Ausschreibung endet am 18. Februar, 24:00 CET
Der von ASciNA ausgeschriebene und vom Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung (BMBWF) mit Preisgeldern von 10.000 Euro (Junior Principal Investigator), sowie zwei Mal 7.500 Euro (Young Scientist) dotierte ASciNA Award ist ein Wissenschaftspreis, der ausschließlich an Nachwuchsforschende für ihre exzellenten wissenschaftlichen Publikationen vergeben wird, die sie innerhalb der letzten zwölf Monate vor Einreichung veröffentlicht und während eines Aufenthaltes an einer nordamerikanischen Forschungseinrichtung erarbeitet haben. Die Auswahl der besten Projekte erfolgt durch den österreichischen Wissenschaftsfonds FWF.