Information & Advice

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) offers early career researchers a multitude of possibilities to get information, guidance and advice. Various university institutions and departments provide general information that is relevant to a doctoral project. Moreover, there are additional contact points which provide assistance concerning specific questions.

Central institutions of JGU
JGU’s central institutions fulfill interdisciplinary tasks with respect to research, teaching or continuing education.

Equal opportunity
The Office of Gender Affairs and Equal Opportunity provides information on support and promotion options for qualified young female researchers and gives advice concerning career-specific questions.

Family Services Center
The Family Services Center is the central contact and coordination point for all parents (to be) and for those who care for a relative in addition to their job or studies.

Handbook for young female researchers (in German only)
The handbook for young female researchers gives a comprehensive and detailed overview of the career paths to a professorship. Moreover, it contains information on the reconciliation of family and work, parental leave provisions and regulations, and special measures to promote women.

HR development (in German only)
The HR development department considers itself to be a service department and wants to provide help as fast and unbureaucratically as possible. It is the central contact point for any questions on employment at the university.

International Office
JGU’s International Office gives advice to researchers who are planning a teaching or research visit in another country.

Ombudsperson for Research Practice (in German only)
All members of Johannes Gutenberg University can turn to the Ombudsperson regarding good academic practice issues or in cases of academic misconduct.

Research funding
The Department of Research and Technology Transfer assists and advises early career researchers regarding questions on and searches for funding options, filing applications as well as JGU’s research environment.

Welcome Center for International Scholars
The Welcome Center is the central contact point for international visiting researchers and their families. The Center’s staff will advise researchers on all non-academic and practical issues and assist them in planning, preparing and realizing their research stay at JGU.