Early Career Researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt


The following includes general information and links to Goethe University facilities and services for Early Career Researchers (ECRs), i.e. researchers in phase R1 (doctoral candidates), R2 (postdocs) or R3 (advanced postdocs, group leaders, qualification professorships).

If you require further information or have individual questions on your current scientific career phase, please contact the Goethe Research Academy for Early Career Researchers (GRADE).

Current Goethe University announcements

  • R3 CAREER SUPPORT: Career Support for R3 Researchers -  Application deadline: 01 June - 15 July, 2024
        • Funding line 1 - Funding for the use of Goethe University's research infrastructure including support for Open Access publications for R3 Researchers, i.e. advanced Postdocs with an independent application for third-party funding.
        • Funding line 2 - International Liaison Fellowships 2024 for Postdocs and Junior Research Group Leaders (advanced R2 and R3 Researchers) at Goethe University who are planning a research stay abroad or an international workshop with external cooperation partners.
        • Funding line 3 - International Visiting Fellowships 2024 external international Postdocs and Junior Research Group Leaders who are strongly connected to research areas of Goethe University and who will be integrated into centres, institutes, joint projects or initiatives for Clusters of Excellence during their research stay in Frankfurt.

          Please use the DFG template for CVs for your application. 

​​Information for doctoral candidates / R1 researchers

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​​Information for postdocs / R2/R3 researchers