I am incredibly excited to announce that I received the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship (MSCA-IF-GF). Togehter with Prof. Krisztina Kis-Katos (University of Göttingen) and Prof. Eugenio Arima (Univeristy of Texas at Austin), I will work on the project:

From human to planetary health: Global land-use impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic (PlanetHealth)

These are unbelievable news. I am extremely happy and still recuperating from the shock. These weeks and months had been full of doubts, uncertainties, and fears about the future - especially living through these crazy political and pandemic crises.

I feel very honored and want to thank the reviewers of the proposal and the European Commission for finding this project interesting, relevant, and trustworthy. I am very thankful to my colleagues in Göttingen for all their help. Without their scientific input and discussions during the last years, I wouldn’t have developed this research idea and this particular way of proposing it. I appreciate all their emotional support and the positivism that they give me. I am incredibly thankful to Ms. Ricarda Blumentritt and Ms. Laura Hoffmann from the International Office for their dedicated and excellent support in the application process. Particularly, I want to wholeheartedly thank my dear friends, Regine Weber, Alin Radu, Jan Börner, and my financée, Stephanie Vargas. Without their precious input, reviewing, and editing of the proposal, I would have been completely lost and never been able to write a successful proposal.

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