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The 15th Annual Meeting of the German Academic International Network (GAIN)

DFG Fellows Meeting from August 28 through 30 in San Francisco

More than 60 German universities, research institutions and funding agencies as well as Members of the Bundestag Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment will meet in San Francisco from August 28-30 for the 15th Annual Meeting of the German Academic International Network (GAIN). Also attending the meeting will be approximately 300 German early-career scientists - postdocs in the US and Canada funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) or the German Research Foundation (DFG) – looking for advice on achieving scientific independence in the next stage of their careers.

The DFG funds the largest portion of these postdocs compared to the other funding organizations – approximately 120 research fellows – and representatives from the DFG headquarters working specifically on the promotion of early-career researchers will be at the booth in Boston. We are particularly happy that DFG Secretary General Dorothee Dzonnek will be part of the program for this year’s annual meeting.

About the organization: the German Academic International Network (GAIN) was established as a joint initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service and the German Research Foundation. The associated members include the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association, the Max Planck Society, the Leibniz Association, the German Rectors’ Conference and the Deutsche Krebshilfe e. V.