Prof. Dr. Frank Oswald
Center Speaker

Interdisciplinary Ageing Research (IAW)
Faculty of Educational Sciences
Frankfurt Forum for Interdisciplinary Ageing Research (FFIA)

Goethe University Frankfurt
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
D-60323 Frankfurt am Main

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Friedrich Wolf (M.A.)
Center Coordinator

Faculty of Educational Sciences

Goethe University Frankfurt
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
D-60323 Frankfurt am Main

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For more information please contact our coordinator Friedrich Wolf.


We welcome early career researchers—PhD candidates and Postdocs—located at Goethe University who work on research projects in the fields of Aging and who have registered with the university’s “Goethe Research Academy for Early Career Researchers“(GRADE).

Three simple steps to become a center member:

  1. Admission to one of Goethe University’s faculties
    As a PhD candidate, you have been admitted by one of Goethe University’s faculties. Alternatively, you are affiliated with one of the faculties to work on your habilitation project.
  2. Application to GRADE
    You have registered with the “Goethe Research Academy for Early Career Researchers“(GRADE). When filling out the GRADE registration form you indicated your interest in becoming a member of the GRADE Center AGING. The registration form is available at our media library.
  3. Affiliation with the GRADE Center AGING
    GRADE forwards the information on your interest to become a member of the GRADE Center AGING to us. We will then contact you via e-mail and ask you to fill out a form in which you tell us about the thematic focus of your research project as well as your interests with regard to research contents and methods. Should you have registered with GRADE already, please contact the Center AGING directly.

Furthermore, early career researchers from cooperating projects and institutes are welcome to become associated members. If you are interested in an associated membership, please contact us by email


Involved Faculties and Institutions

Law (FB 01)
Social Sciences (FB 03)
Educational Sciences (FB 04)
Psychology and Sports Sciences (FB 05)
Medizin (FB 16)

Current Board Members (in alphabetical order)

Prof. Dr. Barbara Friebertshäuser Faculty of Educational Sciences
Prof. Dr. Monika Knopf Faculty of Psychology and Sports Sciences
Prof. Dr. Frank Oswald Faculty of Educational Sciences, Interdisciplinary Ageing Research (IAW)
Prof. Dr. Johannes Pantel Faculty of Medical Sciences
Prof. Dr. Cornelius Prittwitz Faculty of Law

Interaction with other Graduate Programs or Research Centers

• Collaborative DFG funded Research Training Group at Goethe University Frankfurt and Eberhard Karls University Tübingen "Doing Transitions ‒ The formation of transitions over the life course"
(Speaker at Goethe University: Prof. Dr. Andreas Walther Faculty 04; Members of the Center Aging: Prof. Dr. Barbara Friebertshäuser Faculty 04 und Prof. Dr. Frank Oswald Faculties 04/05)

• International Interdisciplinary Gerontology Charter on Transitions and Place (FFIA, Goethe University; Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galway; Newcastle University Institute for Ageing, UK; Center for Aging and Supportive Environments (CASE), Lund University, Sweden)