Annual GAIN Conference

GAIN23 Science Slam in Boston

Please note: Part of the three-day program of the annual GAIN conference is offered in English (usually Saturday Afternoon).  It is tailored to the non-German speaking audience of international postdocs that are interested in career opportunities in Germany.  German speakers will find additional information using the language switch at the top of the page.

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. It is a joint initiative of three major research funding organizations in Germany, the DAAD, AvH and DFG. 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.

Every year GAIN invites its network of researchers from Germany currently abroad and international researchers  interested in opportunities in Germany to the annual GAIN conference.

About the annual conference 

The annual GAIN conference is a large German science and research career fair. Early career researchers and representatives from all areas of the German research landscape come together for three days of exchange, learning and networking. Parts of the conference program is also offered in English.

A variety of workshops and the talent fair make the event a rare opportunity to meet a large number of experts, politicians and German university leadership. Participants can meet with more than 60 German universities, research institutions, and funding agencies. In one-on-one meetings young scholars can find out about their programs and job openings. The initiative Research in Germany offers a special workshop on opportunities in Germany for international scientists interested in transatlantic careers and partnerships.

Find your career in Germany and

  • 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 60 German universities, research institutions, and funding agencies
  • participate in workshops (English or German)
  • present your research at the GAIN science slam