GRADE Postdoc Peer Groups

>>> Next Call: Nov/Dec 2024 <<<

As a postdoc, you face new challenges and more responsibilities, but a new career stage also offers various options for development. Working in academia, everyday routines and a high work load do not leave much time to address problems and conflicts in a systematic fashion or to strategically explore new avenues. The Goethe Research Academy for Early Career Researchers (GRADE) offers interested postdocs the opportunity to meet in interdisciplinary groups for personal development through cooperative feedback, supported by a professional coach.


All Goethe University postdocs; working language will alternate between English and German. Calls for the next Postdoc Peer Groups will be published every 6 to 12 months.


Regular peer-group meetings over the course of one year in interdisciplinary teams: kick-off meeting with professional trainer and introduction of the method "peer group supervision"; regular meetings of your peer group in accordance with your needs and interests during the year; two additional meetings with professional external supervision in the middle and at the end of the year.


Offering an opportunity to reflect on and discuss individual challenges in your daily routine (i.e., team and conflict management); supporting career development and career decisions of early-career researchers.


Developing a professional work style; gaining more confidence and assertiveness, improving your individual strategies for career progress; networking

Your contact for questions

Dr. Laura Mohr-Valldorf
Stellvertretende Geschäftsführung
Natur- und Lebenswissenschaften

Telefon: +49 (0)69 798-49406