Welcome to GRADE!

Goethe Graduate Academy Frankfurt

Graduate Support at its Best.

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GRADE - The Goethe Graduate Academy

GRADE offers a platform for doctoral education and research support. It supports doctoral candidates individually in accordance with their needs and interests. GRADE members have access to a comprehensive set of services geared towards research and career development.

More information at About GRADE.


GRADE - At Campus Bockenheim

GRADE is easy to reach by public transportation or by car. Visit us at our office at Campus Bockenheim in the middle of Frankfurt.

For further information contact us at the GRADE Office.


Get on the Right Track - Career Talks

Facilitating doctoral candidates' transition from education to profession is one main focus of GRADE. In order to acquaint doctoral candidates with potential fields of work and career paths GRADE invites guests from different backgrounds and institutions.

Get on the Right Track - Career Talks is part of the Career Tools offered by GRADE.



GRADE provides a space for interdisciplinary exchange among national and international PhD students and PostDocs from all sixteen faculties of the University.

Get Connected and maintain your strategic and social network.


Training Programme

GRADE offers a comprehensive Training Programme which supports its members during the PhD and postdoc phase keeping in mind both academic and personal individual development. GRADE has no set curriculum. You have the opportunity to select the workshops that best meet your needs.

Take a closer look at the Training Programme.


What should be a part of a good supervision relationship?

Additional qualification measures by GRADE are designed to establish a reliable and sustainable framework for cooperation between doctoral candidates and their supervisors. GRADE offers a range of supporting tools.


How to become a member?

GRADE members have full access to all services. The comprehensive service offers include free choice of workshops from the Training Programme, participation in the Career Talks or Social and Networking Events as well as individual coaching. You can apply by online registration.

Find out more about GRADE Membership for PhD students and PostDocs.


Ecuador provides scholarships for International Scientists

The government of Ecuador uses the Prometeo Project to motivate international scientists to conduct their research for 2 to 12 month in Ecuador. Of major interest are projects in the field of biodiversity studies but also projects in humanities and social sciences are welcome.

Please find further information here.



GRADE in the Media I

Our broad survey of doctoral candidates and supervisors made it on the title page of the actual issue of the UniReport. The survey was conducted last year and revealed that most of you are happy with the professional life as a doctoral candidate of Goethe University.


GRADE in the Media II

Two broad articles about the survey of doctoral candidates and supervisors of the Goethe University are published in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.


Training Programme Summer 2014

Our new Training Programme for Summer 2014 is out now.

Have a look at our brochure and register for the workshops which fit your needs this summer!


Are you happy? Yes, I am!

Last spring we asked every doctoral candidate and all supervisors of Goethe-University about their happiness during their doctoral studies. The report of that broad survey is now finished. Read the short version of the report here. It is available in German only.