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The Research Academy of the Goethe University

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.

Further information about us


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GRADE in times of Corona * update as of February 8, 2022 *

Dear PhD candidates, dear postdocs,

the regulations for the containment of the Corona pandemic continue to affect GRADE and our services. In the upcoming summer semester, most of our workshops will again be conducted in an online format. Registered participants will be informed shortly before the courses whether the planned face-to-face workshops can take place at our rooms in the Juridicum building on Campus Bockenheim.

The workshop program of the winter semester 2021/22 will end in March 2022. We are pleased that we were able to offer you a diverse and attractive workshop program again, despite the difficult initial situation! We will publish the new program in March 2022.

Other events, such as Career Talks, Center lectures, etc., will be offered primarily as online events.

Up-to-date information can be found on our homepage.

The GRADE team keeps working for you primarily from home. Individual coaching and open office hours take place via phone or as video conferences. The GRADE team members can be reached via the known telephone numbers or e-mail addresses.

We wish you all the best for the weeks and months ahead and, above all, stay healthy!


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