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Prof. Britta Viebrock and Dr. Björn Corzilius receive 'Award for Best Doctoral Supervision 2018'

On November 15, 2018 the prize for best supervision 2018 was awarded by the Goethe Research Academy for Early Career Researchers (GRADE). This years awardees are Prof. Dr. Britta Viebrock from Faculty 10 (Institute for English and American Studies) and Dr. Björn Corzilius from Faculty 14 (Institute for Biophysical Chemistry & Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry).


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Early Career Researchers in Focus - Apply until January 18, 2019!

Fokus A|B - Promotion of Independent Grant Proposals at Goethe University

The program Focus A|B aims at highly qualified early career researchers up to 6 years after finishing their PhD who are currently preparing their own independent grant proposal.



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GRADE offers a platform for doctoral education and research support. GRADE supports early career researchers individually in accordance with their needs and interests. GRADE participants have access to a comprehensive set of services geared towards research and career development.

Structured doctoral training

GRADE provides doctoral students as well as Postdocs of the Goethe University (and selected Partners) with a comprehensive qualification program and supports them in structuring their doctoral studies.

Fit for the career

GRADE prepares early career researchers for your career inside or outside of science and offers an insight into different career fields. With GRADE you will build up your network for the future.

Individual guidance

Are you considering to pursue a doctoral degree? Are you already working on a doctorate and are experiencing some difficulties? GRADE supports you with problem solving strategies during the working stage and in the desicion-making process after graduation.

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2017 Career Tracking Survey of Doctorate Holders

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ESF publishes the report from the 2017 career tracking survey of doctorate holders

Together with eight European universities and research performing organisations, ESF-Science Connect launched its second career tracking survey of doctorate holders. The survey, focusing on doctoral graduates of the years 2010 to 2016, was launched in March 2017 and collected over 2,000 of responses, with the response rate of 23 %.


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