Activities of the GYR

The Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers (GYR) is donated by the Rhineland-Palatinate Research Initiative. It brings together and enhances the various support programs for young researchers, junior professors and research group leaders at JGU.


Career Perspectives for Postdocs

The project helps young researchers in making a well-founded decision regarding the career path they want to pursue and provides support to adapt their professional profile accordingly.

Gutenberg Translation Award

The GYR honores a postdoctoral researcher with the Gutenberg Translation Award which finances the translation of an excellent publication.

Postgraduate research groups in the humanities and social sciences

The Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers currently promotes six research groups in the humanities and social sciences.

Portal for Young Researchers and Young Artists

The Portal gives insights to career paths, informs about funding options, offers for further qualification, mentoring and teaching support etc.

Series of Career Orientation Lectures

In cooperation with Career Service of JGU, GYR promotes six lecture series on career orientation for doctoral candidates and students.

Short-term Research Stays

The GYR offers funds for (prospective) PhD candidates from abroad who want to come to Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) for a short-term research stay.