Cross-university support for early career researchers in the Ruhr Area

Research Academy Ruhr (RAR) is the joint platform of Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and the University of Duisburg-Essen for promoting early career researchers on their career paths in academia and beyond. RAR's offers are directed at the around 10,000 doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who are engaged in the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr):

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Teaserfoto Workshop Graduiertenzentrum TU Dortmund
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What makes a successful grant proposal? In the online workshop "Writing successful grant proposals" of the Graduate Center TU Dortmund University on 29 and 30 March, doctoral candidates of the UA Ruhr universities will receive practical tips and feedback on writing research proposals. An overview of the German funding landscape rounds off the two-day workshop.

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Is a doctorate the right thing for me? And if so, how do I get started and how do I organize my "project doctorate"? Our Frühjahrsakademie on 28–30 March 2023 will help prospective and early doctoral candidates answer these questions and prepare for the exciting time of doctoral research. Join our online event and register by 12 March!

How do I start my PhD? How can I make a career move to industry as a postdoc? And what makes a good doctoral supervisor? For researchers at all stages of their career, we have put together a selection of informative events and workshops in March and April.

Werbebild für die Nacaps-Befragung

Research conditions, life situation, career paths - Nacaps is a nationwide longitudinal study on the situation of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in Germany. The next survey will start at the end of February. Doctoral candidates of the UA Ruhr universities who have enrolled in the last two years will receive an invitation link in due time. Take part and support the research project with your participation!