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Early- to mid-career researchers like you matter: grad students, postdocs, young professors and group leaders are the backbone of science and research.

As academics who pursue a career in other sectors you use your skills to foster progress in business, politics, and non-profits.

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum, the GSO Leadership Academy and the Klaus Tschira Boost Fund seek to empower you as the next generation of academics to achieve more independence and recognition.


AlumNode is a collaboration of these organizations. There are many alumni platforms available, however AlumNode is designed to connect researchers and scientists who usually would not meet.

Our alumni have diverse backgrounds in disciplines ranging from astrophysics and mathematics to politics and history. They work in academia as well as in the private, public and non-profit sectors from all corners of the globe.

As an alumni you can also apply for funding for your own projects within or beyond academia.

News | Sept. 11, 2019
Last call for application: Global Young Academy 2020

GYA membership from 2020 is open until 15 September 2019 (22h:00 UTC). Founded in 2010, the Global Young Academy (GYA) is an international organisation of early- to midcareer researchers.  Read more...

News | July 9, 2019
25 Fellowships: Leadership Academy for German-speaking Scientists and Researchers

You are a young scientist or researcher and are about to take the next step in your career? You are interested in working in Germany and you speak German? Apply for one of 25 full scholarships!  Read more...

News | June 11, 2019
Three tips to avoid becoming a ‘conference zombie’

It’s tempting to try to attend sessions morning, noon and night, network like crazy during every ‘spare’ minute and drink vats of coffee to stay alert. Paris H. Grey has more realistic suggestions to get maximum value from any conference.  Read more...

News | May 27, 2019
Think you can’t negotiate your job offer or postdoc position? Think again

Science Careers spoke with Weiss—a senior fellow of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School who, among other roles, also offers negotiation trainings through his consulting company—about his suggestions for approaching negotiation.  Read more...

News | May 27, 2019
Fit for Germany Workshop in San Francisco

If you speak German and are interested in career options in Germany in academia and beyond, this workshop might be for you.  Read more...

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