GO-IN - Goethe International Post-Doc Programme

GO-IN - Goethe International Post-Doc Programme

Fitting into Goethe University’s overarching aim to promote young scientists, the Goethe International Post-Doc Programme (GO-IN) is a fellowship programme at Goethe University designed to attract excellent junior researchers from all nationalities and therefore focusing on incoming mobility. It emphasizes equal opportunities and thus strongly encourages the application of junior scientists who want to resume their academic career which has been interrupted because of familial reasons.

Fellows will have the opportunity to gain essential international experience during a crucial stage of their career and research at Goethe University. The fellows will be able to work on an independent research topic in one of our university’s outstanding research areas with comprehensive resources and international recognition. They will receive support through an elaborate mentoring system and have access to an extensive qualification programme to further develop their key abilities.

"GO-IN" will award fellowships to highly qualified international young researchers with a PhD and more than 4 years of research experience. Starting 2012, GO-IN is a COFUND programme (Co-Funding of Regional, National and International Programmes) funded under the 7th Framework Programme.


Programme benefits

  • International scientific environment
  • Advanced research training and mentoring
  • Career development activities

Fellows will be supported by competitive salaries and social benefits, including a mobility allowance, will receive a family allowance if bringing their children and a research cost contribution for theory-based research of 500 Euros per month or for lab-based research of 800 Euros per month.


Programme conditions

Eligibility criteria:

  • full-time research experience of minimum 4 years (incl. the phase of the PhD) and max. 10 years, part-time experience is to be converted into full-time equivalent
  • applicants may not have spent more than 12 months in Germany in the past three years
  • completeness of the application documents
  • applying for a time span between 12 and 24 months
  • the applicant’s research project generally fits into one of the participating research areas