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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.

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GRADE in times of Corona * update as of June 10, 2022 *

Dear PhD candidates, dear postdocs,

the Corona situation continues to have an impact on GRADE and our services. During the current summer semester, some of our workshops will be conducted in an online format. Other events, such as Career Talks, Center lectures, etc., will also be offered mainly as online events.

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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