Annual GAIN Conference

Please note: On these pages you find information regarding the English Program of the annual GAIN conference . German speakers will find additional information using the language switch at the top of the page.

THIS YEAR: The GAIN22 annual conference will take place in Bonn, Germany from Sept 2 – 4, 2022.

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.

Every year GAIN invites its large network of researchers from Germany working abroad and international researchers  interested in opportunities in science and research in Germany to our flag ship event, the annual GAIN conference.

About the annual conference 

The annual GAIN conference is a large German science and research career fair organized by the DAAD, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the DFG. Early career researchers and representatives from all areas of the German research landscape come together for two days of exchange, learning and networking. The conference program is offered in either German or 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!

  • 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)
  • Apply for the GAIN22 Science Slam and win 2500 Euros!


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The GAIN22 English Afternoon Program takes place on Saturday, 4, 2022, 14:00 – 18:45 Uhr (MESZ).

As part of the English Afternoon Program,
the GAIN22 Science Slam will take place
from 17:15 to 18:45 Uhr (MESZ).

Maritim Hotel Bonn
Kurt-Georg-Kiesinger-Allee 1
53175 Bonn, Germany