Annual GAIN Conference

Redner auf Versammlung vor Publikum.

The annual GAIN conference is the largest German science and research career fair in the US. With nearly 700 participants early career researchers and representatives from all areas of the German research landscape come together for three days of exchange, learning and networking. Various workshops, panels and a talent fair make the event a rare opportunity to meet a large number of experts, policy makers and to connect with the German university leadership.

One day out of the three day conference is dedicated to international researchers. It is an ideal place for MA, PhD, and postdoctoral students, as well as junior faculty of all disciplines to learn about academic careers and funding opportunities in Germany. You can schedule appointments with more than 100 German universities, research institutions, and funding agencies. Find out about their programs and job openings! The initiative Research in Germany designed a special workshop on opportunities in Germany for scientists interested in transatlantic careers and partnership. There is no admission for international researchers.

  • Become part of a network of over 500 postdocs, scientist and experts from all fields
  • Get information about career paths and funding opportunities in Germany
  • Explore our career fair with more than 100 German universities, research institutions, and funding agencies
  • Participate in a special workshop on opportunities in Germany on transatlantic careers and partnership
  • Watch the movie to learn more

GAIN19: The next annual GAIN conference will be held in San Francisco, CA, August 23 – 25, 2019.

If you wish to receive more information, please write to