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Apply for the new edition of “PhD, what comes next - 2023?”, the cross-border career workshop for PhD candidates and PhD holders on December 6 to 8, 2023 (online)

Together with its partners from Luxembourg and Germany and with the support of the French-German University, the Luxembourg National Research Funds (FNR), ABG is organising a new online edition of the cross-border seminar for PhD candidates and holders “PhD, what comes next?”. This seminar is aimed at PhD candidates and holders from France, Germany and Luxembourg interested in developing their career outside academia. On your marks? Get set? Apply now!


About the program 


Practical information

Program, registration, contact

ABG is launching a call for applications for candidates from France and Germany.

  • You are doing your PhD program in France or in Germany (PhD candidates doing a joint PhD with one of the three countries, or funded by the FGU, or doing an industrial PhD are eligible),
  • or you are a PhD holder who is unemployed or on a short term contract and who graduated less than 6 months before the workshop from an institution in France?

Send your application now (limited number of places)!

Application is open until October 15, 2023!

NB: participants from Luxembourg and the Trier University (Germany) are subject to a different schedule. Please refer to contacts in your institutions (see "Call for applications").


About the program

PhD candidates and early-career researchers are often unaware of career opportunities outside academia. This cross-border career workshop (France, Germany, and Luxembourg) will cover various stages of career planning and of the recruitment process. Participants will be able to review their work history, identify and market their different skills, as well as tailor CVs and cover letters to the economic sector. The three-day interactive workshop, held in English, will enable participants to broaden their international network, to learn different cultural practices in recruitment processes and, moreover, to get advice from professionals working in the non-academic sector during the virtual round table.

>>> Are you currently doing a PhD in France, Germany or Luxembourg or in the framework of a joint program with one of these three countries? Have you just obtained your PhD and are you looking for a job in one of these three countries after your PhD?

Be part of this new online edition of “PhD, what comes next?”, the cross-border career workshop for PhD candidates that will be organized on December 6 to 8, 2023 by ABG, the French-German University, the Luxembourg National Research Funds (FNR), the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), the Luxembourg Institute for Socio-Economic Research (LISER), the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), the University of Luxembourg and the University of Trier.

It’s the perfect opportunity to (finally) take some time to think about your professional identity, your wishes, to understand the recruitment process and recruiters’ expectations in different countries, to discover a new career path and develop your network by meeting professionals…



The seminar is open to:

  • PhD candidates from all fields and all nationalities, doing their doctorate in France, Germany or Luxembourg (PhD candidates doing a joint PhD with one of the three countries or doing an industrial PhD are eligible)
  • PhD holders who are unemployed or on a short term contract and who graduated less than 6 months before the start of the workshop

The participants must be motivated to explore the opportunities outside academia and have a good level of English (at least B2)

Priority is given to advanced PhD candidates (i.e. from late 2nd year of their PhD onwards).


Practical information

  • Participation fees: 30 €
  • Language : English
  • Format: online

Program, registration, contact

Call for applications


Registration form


Contact : Kristina BERKUT kristina.berkut@abg.asso.fr