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 Award "Best Doctoral Supervision"

The best possible supervision during doctoral studies – this is exactly what GRADE, the central graduate academy of Goethe University, supports.
GRADE wants to encourage dedicated doctoral supervisors in their work, to make their commitment visible and to recognize them for their achievement.

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GRADE Sustain lecture series

Our new lecture series on the topic sustainability research at Goethe university starts on 12 June 2015. More information and links to register
for individual events here.


eLearning Tool "Good Academic Practice during Doctoral Studies"

This self-learning tool established by GRADE allows you to familiarize yourself with the guidelines of good academic practice, which are fundamental for your time as a doctoral student.

Here you will find a press release of the Goethe-University about the tool. You can find it here also at


Career Tracking Pilot