Annual GAIN Conference

GAIN21 Photo Collage

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.

About the annual conference 

The annual GAIN conference is the largest German science and research career fair in the US. 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)

Virtual GAIN21


We would like to sincerely thank all exhibitors and representatives for their commitment and dedication at this year’s GAIN21. A big thank you also goes to all our participants who joined us from different parts of the world. We hope you had an inspiring and informative annual meeting!

Thank you very much and #GoGAIN22 in Bonn, Germany!

Your GAIN21 Team
Anna Oberle-Brill, Charlotte Droell, Marlen Hoedebeck and Ciara Daniels

The annual GAIN conference and Talent Fair took place virtually  on August 25 to 27, 2021. In workshops and webcasts postdocs living in North America and young scientists from Germany and beyond had the opportunity to learn about funding and work opportunities in Germany and the international scientific landscape. The virtual Talent Fair offered the opportunity to establish contacts with representatives of various universities, research institutes, science and funding organizations as well as with representatives from politics and business.

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