GRADE in times of Corona * update as of September 15, 2020 *

Dear Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs,

the Corona crisis and the measures Goethe University is taking to limit the corona risk are also affecting GRADE and our services. In the summer term, all of our workshops were taught online. In the coming winter semester our workshops will again be held almost entirely in online format.

The workshop program winter semester 2020/21 is now open for registration. We are pleased that, despite the difficult starting position, we are able to offer you a somewhat limited, but overall varied and attractive workshop program!
Other events such as the CareerTalks, Social Events, Center Lectures etc. are also mostly offered as online events.
You will find current information on our homepage!

The GRADE team works for you primarily from the home office. The Coaching sessions as well as the Open Office consultation hours take place by telephone or as video conferences.  The colleagues are available for you in the home office via the known telephone numbers or email addresses.

Continue to stay safe and healthy!

NACAPS National Academics Panel Study of doctoral candidates and doctorate holders


First results available

The first results of the National Academics Panel Study (Nacaps) are now available online via a data portal: The portal presents analyses of Germany´s largest survey of doctoral canditates based on the data of more than 20.000 respondents. Doctoral candidates and doctorate holders throughout the country are surveyed at regular intervals on the study conditions for their doctorates, career aims and professional development, as well as on their general life situation.

The Early Career Researchers of Goethe University showed an above average participation during this first round. So we hope that this high level can be kept up now for the follow-up survey, which started March 3, 2020. Active participation is very important because only with a wide range of respondents can we gain a full picture of the doctorate landscape.

Take part! Make your experiences count!

» Follow this link for further information and participation

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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