Activities of the GYR

The Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers (GYR) receives funding that is donated by the Rhineland-Palatinate Research Initiative. It brings together and enhances the various support programs for early career researchers and young artists at JGU. The Council also provides financial scholarships and travel stipends.

Current support activities:

The Portal gives insights to career paths, informs about funding options, offers for further qualification, mentoring and teaching support etc.

The Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers currently promotes small research groups in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Former support activities:

With this call for proposals, the GNK invites the departments and institutes to organize events or series of events for students in the higher semester or doctoral candidates in the early phase of their doctorate in order to promote the professorship as a career perspective. The aim is to offer the target group an opportunity to discuss the advantages and possible disadvantages of this career perspective with the help of role models.

  • Eligible to apply: Departments, institutes and comparable organizational units. Also eligible to apply are intra-departmental and inter-departmental teams of at least three academics, at least one of whom must be employed full-time at JGU.
  • Maximum funding amount: 3000 €
  • The application deadline was July 28, 2023

The Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers (GYR) supports early career researchers in planning their career and transitioning into work. The former GYR project “Career perspectives for postdocs” has been integrated into the standard offer of JGU.

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The GYR awards the Gutenberg Translation Prize to a scientist in the postdoc phase for the translation of an outstanding scientific publication. The translation prize was awarded for the first time in 2016.

The GYR funded event series focusing on professional orientations for doctoral candidates and researchers in the early post-doctoral phase. The aim of the funding was to provide information on professions outside of academia and thus support a goal-oriented career planning. The GYR event series were supportted by the JGU Career Service.

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Short stays abroad for (prospective) doctoral candidates in the humanities and social sciences.
Funding for these short stays is provided by the Gutenberg Graduate School of the Humanities and Social Sciences (GSHS).

To support and promote the internationalization of research projects in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers (GYR) offered funds for prospective and current PhD candidates from abroad who wanted to come to Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) for a short-term research stay.

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Wrap up! - GNK Corona Mini Graduation Scholarship

The Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers (GYR) provides short-term scholarships for doctoral students of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) to complete their dissertations from funds of the Research Initiative RLP.