I am grateful to the Rationale Altruisten Mannheim for supporting my participation at the DGPPF conference, allowing me to present my first research project while still studying in the Master program. This experience provided me with new impulses and reinforced my desire to pursue an academic career. Hence, not only do I see the value of the RAM in its financial support but also in its recognition which encourages scholars in the early stages of their careers to further their scientific goals.

Belinda Merkle

 I benefitted a lot from the funding by the Rationale Altruisten! Beyond the financial reward, the Otto-Selz-Prize reinforced my ambition to further focus on cognitive and clinical psychology during my Master’s study. I believe that funding young scholars from the (social) sciences is important – particularly in times of alternative facts.

Julian Quevedo-Pütter

 The funding provided by RAM e.V. allows young scholars to present their own work at international conferences and thereby to gain important experiences and build networks already at an early stage of their career. The work of RAM e.V. thus is an important source of support for young scholars.

 RAM is innovative and keen to break new ground. We strongly benefitted from this open-mindedness and could successfully kick off our network thanks to RAM’s financial and conceptual support. By now, our network has been launched and we just want to say “THANK YOU!”.”

 RAM e.V. has played a significant role for me personally, seeing as it gave me recognition for a project that I have spent my last semester working on and poured my heart in. Especially, a young researchers and graduating students this was essential. It has motivated me to pursue
 a career in academia, prompting me to start my PhD in Hamburg.

Hana Attia

The conference in New Orleans allowed me to present my research to an elected audience and to greatly benefit from networking opportunities. I perceive RAM’s funding for PhD students to be extremely important both from a financial and an ideational perspective. I am delighted to also support students and PhD candidates in their scientific work by becoming a member of RAM e.V.

The RAM finances extracurricular research projects. These events do not only support young scholars academically, but also advance their personal development and character building. Without platforms like RAM the extracurricular development of many students would become impossible and, in the worst case, we would experience a drop in the human and social capital of Mannheim’s alumni.

I appreciate the support by the Rational Altruists Mannheim to present my research at a conference in Copenhagen and to meet important people. Moreover, the RAT Grant has an intangible value itself and gives me intrinsic motivation to continue with my research.

Daniel Heck

The funding by the Rational Altruists improves the quality of scientific theses because it allows the students to access interesting and fruitful datasets that are only available for a charge.

Nico Sonntag