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Find all the content (in English) of the Franco-German webinar on the mobility and career development of PhDs!

Association Bernard Gregory, in partnership with the Franco-German University, Institut Français in Germany and the French Embassy in Berlin, organized on July 9, 2020 an information day for young researchers about mobility and career development. If you were unable to attend or if you wish to see it again, it's this way!


[WEBINAR] 6th edition of the Franco-German Young Researchers' Day

As major players in the European research landscape, Germany and France offer numerous opportunities to (future) young researchers. The Association Bernard Gregory , the Franco-German University, the French Embassy and the Institut français in Germany are organising for the 6th consecutive year an information day for young researchers on their career development. This event will take place online on 9th of July 2020, in English.


6th French-German Researchers' Day

As major players in the European research landscape, France and Germany offer many opportunities for researchers.


Landing in Germany for my post-doc

Isabelle Arnoux is a neuroscientist. She left France for Germany to do her postdoc. She tells us about this experience and gives practical advice to prepare a mobility as a postdoc.



Joint Call for Proposals on Technology & Innovation cooperation projects between France and Germany

BPI and ZIM have launched their new joint call for applications to enhance the industrial collaboration in R&D between France and Germany. Apply before December 20!


Fully-funded PhD positions for self-developed research idea

The Hector Fellow Academy promotes outstanding young scientists from all over the world with fully-funded PhD positions. Master graduates can apply until April 30, 2018 with an innovative, self-developed scientific issue in the research field of one of the Hector Fellows.


Gay-Lussac Humboldt Prize

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

(Pour consulter cet article en français, cliquez ici)

A Prize awarded by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research (MENESR) in association with the Academy of Sciences - Institute of France to German scientists and by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to French scientists.



Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

(Pour consulter cet article en français, cliquez ici)

The franco-german programme for researchers' mobility which aims to develop scientific and technological exchanges of excellence and to encourage new co-operations between research laboratories of both countries. Application deadline: June 6, 2016.

Interested in a research stay in Germany?

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

(Pour consulter cet article en français, cliquez ici)

The DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service) which aims to promote academic cooperation with foreign countries, offers to PhD students and early-career researchers, as well as to university academics and scientists, a funding programme for helping them to achieve or develop their research project in a higher education institution or German research institute, public or recognized by the German State. Application deadline: February 15, 2016 for a stay between July and December 2016.

A PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences: a springboard for a non-academic career?

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

After a joint PhD in History from the Universität des Saarlandes and the Université Paris-Sorbonne, Pierre Horn has successfully integrated the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM Lorraine) as Franco-German Project Manager, responsible for European projects, such as those intended for companies.

Working in a large international group and living in Germany...

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

This is the choice made by Charles Lales, Ph.D Engineer in Computer Sciences, after an academic and business experience in France.

Mobility and research in business

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

After studying macromolecular chemistry at the University of Lille 1 (France), Ludovic Marquant, specialist in polymer science, decides to do a PhD in Germany and to work on physical aspects of thin polymer films under confinement, before continuing his mobility experience in the United States in the framework of the VIE programme on conductive materials. Back in France, he now brings together his experience and skills on innovative projects for industries aiming to develop public-private partnerships.


Find a job in humanities and social sciences outside the academic world: luck or strategy?

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

Studies in political sciences between France and Germany, PhD in Sweden with stays in the U.S. and Poland, then return to the native country, Germany.
Career path of Barbara Kunz, political scientist and currently project leader at the Geshagen Foundation (Berlin), which objective is to contribute to the debate on the political, economic and social future of Europe, its internal cohesion and its role in the world.

Research and partnership in Germany

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

A document published on June 4, 2013 by the Office for Science and Technology of the French Embassy in Germany. Author: Elodie Parisot.

How to take opportunities...

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

Inorganic materials specialist, Olivier Majoulet got in 2012, a PhD in Materials Chemistry after research experiences in Berlin and Tokyo.

Scholarships in Germany

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

A guide published by the Paris office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) on the possible various fundings for the academic year 2013/2014.

“Research in Germany” portal

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

A platform of information whose key objective is to provide an overview of the research landscape and funding opportunities in Germany.


The Franco-German University - UFA

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

Founded in 1997, the UFA aims to reinforce Franco-German cooperation in the field of Higher Education and Research particularly by supporting the mobility and the joint education of young researchers.

The German Academic Exchange Service

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

DAAD provides every year financial support to nearly 70000 students, trainees, graduates, PhDs, researchers and teachers, germans as foreigners, as part of more than 200 programs.

The Körber Foundation "Deutscher Studienpreis"

Laurent Cousin

Three 30,000 euro prizes to crown theses on major societal issues. Application deadline: March 1, 2009.

Ciera is organizing an introductory seminar on doctoral research

Laurent Cousin

The aim of this seminar will be to combine practical guidance and training in doctoral research using a Franco-German approach.

Frankfurt Graduate School - FGS

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

If you are interested in obtaining a PhD degree in Humanities and Social Sciences, the FGS is there to support you in organising an attractive and successful research stay in Germany.

Inomics, the economists? website

Laurent Cousin

Job offers, conference announcements, a directory, publications, research papers... The website contains a host of information for economists.

Best Franco-German thesis prize 2008

Laurent Cousin

The author of the best Franco-German thesis will be awarded the amount of 4,500 euros.

Operation Campus, German version, French version

Evelyne Jardin

By Pierre Monnet,
Vice President of the Franco-German University

Herr oder Frau Doktor

Falk Bretschneider, History PhD, EHESS

In Germany, where there is no "grande école" system like in France, the elites are primarily formed through doctoral training. As result, anywhere from 24,000 to 26,000 doctoral dissertations are defended each year. What are doctoral studies like in Germany and how do PhDs find their way onto the job market?


F. Heuel & C. Schoch

Much more than a European career fair, the Franco-German Forum trilingual website (German/English/French) offers an online job and placement service and a CV bank.


Fabian Heuel & C. Schoch

Tower over others? Easy for giraffes and also for the members of GIRAF, an association of PhD candidates and young PhDs in the human and social sciences that formed their network in 2002 known as Groupe Interdisciplinaire de Recherche Allemagne France (Interdisciplinary Group of Research in Germany and France).


Fabian Heuel & C. Schoch

Meeting the challenges of the future – that is the mission of Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZ Jülich), one of the largest centers for basic and applied research in Germany, located near Aachen.

Outlines of the public research in Germany

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

Public governance, actors, funding and current reforms of the German research system.

Doctoral education in Germany

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

A presentation of Falk Bretschneider at the General Assembly of the Association Bernard Gregory on April 3, 2008 at the Cité Internationale Universitaire of Paris

10th Franco-German Forum

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

A European recruitment and student fair on 14 and 15 November 2008 at the Strasbourg Exhibition Centre

Max Planck Society - MPG

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

The MPG is a key support of the Franco-German cooperation in the basic research field in natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences and humanities.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - AvH

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

Each year, AvH grants up to 500 scholarships to foreign researchers holding a PhD and wanting to spend extended periods of research in Germany.

Göttingen Graduate School of Neuroscience and Molecular Bioscience

Fabrice Martin, translation by Cynthia Schoch

The Göttingen Graduate School of Neuroscience and Molecular Bioscience offers doctoral research training programs in about a dozen different disciplines.

The German Research Foundation - DFG

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

The DFG is the central, public funding organisation that promotes research at universities as well as non-university research institutions or scientific associations in Germany.

CellNetworks PhD grants in Heidelberg

Fabrice Martin

The CellNetworks cluster of excellence in Heidelberg offers 38 PhD grants. Application deadline: 12 August 2007.

Scientific Award of the BMW Group 2007

Fabrice Martin

The BMW Group invites university graduates from any discipline and from all over the world to enter the competition for its Scientific award 2007. Its motto: "Passion for Innovation".

Scholarships in Germany

Fabrice Martin

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has put online a database of scholarships for students and young researchers willing to stay in Germany.

Research and Innovation in Germany 2006

Fabrice Martin

All the most recent indicators about R&D in Germany.

Franco-German Forum

Fabrice Martin

The Franco-German University organises the 8th Franco-German Forum on October 18-19, 2006 in Strasbourg.

The German CV

Fabrice Martin

The German CV is quite a file. It takes 3 pages to detail each heading and, in addition, it must go with your list of articles and with the copies of all your diplomas.

Biotechs in Germany

Fabrice Martin

The office for science and technology of the French Embassy in Germany has released a report on biotechnologies German policy.
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