About GAIN

Willkommen to GAIN!

The German Academic International Network (GAIN) is the network of scientists and researchers of all disciplines from Germany, working at leading research institutions worldwide with special focus on the United States and Canada. GAIN helps its members maintain and build their international networks and facilitates transatlantic mobility and cooperation. We inform about career and funding opportunities and recent developments in science policy in Germany.


We advise and inform scientists and researchers about career opportunities in Germany and facilitate contacts with potential employers. In our newsletter and on the website, we provide updates on current developments in science policy and relevant calls for application and funding. We want to help turn the skills and knowledge acquired abroad into key assets for a successful career in Germany.


We connect German scientists and researchers to each other as well as to potential collaborators and employers in academia and industry. Moreover, we offer access to a network of experts and mentors for budding entrepreneurs and innovators.

Career Building

We provide researchers and scientists with the right tools to actively shape their own careers. Experts and peers from all areas of the German and North American research landscapes offer support and provide valuable insights and best practices. Our flagship event is the annual meeting, held alternately in San Francisco and Boston with representatives from science, research, business and politics. At the local level, our members can participate in events such as the Stammtische or chapters, trade fairs and workshops.