Promotion of Professional Orientation

for doctoral candidates and researchers in the early post-doctoral phase

The GYR funds event series focusing on professional orientations for doctoral candidates and researchers in the early post-doctoral phase. The aim of the funding is to provide information on professions outside of academia and thus support a goal-oriented career planning.

Lecture Series 2019-2020

Science managers lead, control and organise universities and research institutions. As 'Management for Science', this is an interesting career option for young scientists from all disciplines. Check whether this career option could be an option for you.

All information and workshops can be found here.

The Neuroscience Graduates' Colloquium (NGC) on campus and the student representatives of the International PhD Programme (IPP) have joined their efforts to provide a series of Career Development Events for Life Scientists, a bottom-up initiative for early career researchers.

The aim of this “Career Talks Series” is to provide an opportunity for graduate students and postdocs in the life sciences to meet former researchers who followed a career path in non-academic sectors, thereby offering the chance to get first-hand information on how to successfully transition outside of academia. The content of the talks will relay information about different career opportunities, skills required, daily work-life, and long-term career development. In addition to the talks, the events will comprise small  courses/workshops aimed at learning how to plan or prepare yourself and your job application for different career paths.

"Next event on June 12th: Martin Michel-Career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry"

Lecture Series 2016-2018

Ansprechpartner: Dr. Michael Fuchs (Graduiertenschule MAINZ), Dr. Kristina Pfarr (Universitätsförderung und Alumni)
Ansprechpartnerin: Christine Göhring (Stabsstelle Forschung und Technologietransfer)
Ansprechpartnerin: Martina Kopf (FB 05/Institut für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft)

Ansprechpartner: Daniel Weber, Jasmin Fitzpatrick (FB 02/Institut für Politikwissenschaft)
Ansprechpartner: Dr. Tim Lanzendörfer (JuGUM)
Ansprechpartner: Prof. Dr. Christoph Rösener (FB 06/Arbeitsbereich Allgemeine und Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft/Translationstechnologie)

Call for proposals 2019/2020

Eligible are faculties, institutes and subjects, central institutions, as well as doctoral candidates and/or postdoctoral researchers who would like to implement a concept in small groups.

The concept should include inviting at least five speakers who will speak about entry and working conditions, as well as career opportunities in fields other than the sciences. If possible, at least one English-language event should be offered. The events should cover a wide professional spectrum.

The concept should be planned in such a manner that it can be transferred to other carriers/institutions once the grant period is over (sustainability). In order to receive information about the demand and effectiveness of the individual events, all of the events are to be evaluated in consultation with the GYR office.

Applying for the events or event series sponsored by the GYR is the organizer´s responsibility and should target the specified subjects (doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers). Additionally, JGU´s Career Service will advertise the events throughout the entire JGU and is also involved in the selection process.

The grant finances up to six event concepts. Each financed concept may use up to 3,000 euro per semester for travel costs, speaker reimbursement, and advertisement of the events or event series.
As a guideline, the GYR recommends a total expense of 450 euro for speaker reimbursement (professional fee and travel expenses).

The funding period for the events or event series starts in the summer semester 2019. The maximum funding period is four semesters. The events do not necessarily have to take place during term time.

Please submit your application with a short concept text (2-3 pages) before January 28th, 2019. Please e-mail the application documents to the GYR office (gnk@uni-mainz.de)

The following information should be included in the concept text:

  1. Target group / subjects
  2. Concept of content and event format
  3. Justification of the use of funds/ financial plan
  4. Structural ties and sustainability