philGRAD – The Graduate Academy of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

philGRAD Graduate Academy is a central facility of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. All doctoral researchers and their supervisors can become undefinedmembers. Membership is voluntary and possible at any time. The doctoral researchers amongst the philGRAD members are supervised by a team which comprises their academic supervisor as well as one or two additional supervisors (e.g. university lecturers, full-time members of the teaching staff, mentors). A Supervision Agreement together with regular Supervision Meetings form a reliable and transparent framework for all parties involved. The undefinedprofession-related Qualification Programme and other counselling services support the doctoral researchers at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in each phase of their doctoral studies. Fostering individual career development and networking amongst doctoral researchers are key features of philGRAD.

The Rules of Procedure govern philGRAD’s objectives and structures are binding.

In 2013, philGRAD joined forces with the Medical Research School (medRSD) Graduate Academy of the Faculty of Medicine and the iGRAD Graduate Academy of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of Heinrich Heine University to form the Heine Research Academies (HeRA). For philGRAD members, this means that in addition to their own programme of events they have access to those workshops offered by iGRAD and medRSD which are not restricted to the specific faculty.

The undefinedCourse Programme of philGRAD depends on the needs of the doctoral researchers and postdocs of our Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The workshop programme and advice services support our early stage researchers in ganining competences relevant for the organisation and realisation of their research project, in developing successful strategies in communication and presentation as well as in designing their own individual career in academia or out of academia.
All scientists working at Heinrich Heine University are required to comply with undefined"Rules on the Principles for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf" (cf.: "Grundsätze zur Sicherung guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf vom 19. Februar 2014 " in: Amtliche Bekanntmachungen der HHU D 7/2014 und 11/2014). For this reason philGRAD offers a course in Good Scientific Practise for all doctoral members of the graduate academy, which is compulsory.
Most of the courses are held in German. If you would like to attend a course in English please contact the undefinedphilGRAD Office. We are eager to support you as best as we can!


HHU Research Funding Day: Research funding for junior scientists - March 7, 2018

A successful research career depends very much on obtaining research funding through third party money. Research funding and supporting organisations are coming to HHU in order to introduce their funding programmes for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. They will also be available to discuss your specific questions and needs applying for third party money. Use the chance to get in contact with the representatives of the different funding organisations and discuss the different funding...

News from the Heine Research Academies

Bring your lunch and educate yourself! Please join us for the Heine Research Academies lunch talks. Invited speakers are introducing information on research careers, HHU-internal funding programmes for research and teaching, HHU facilities supporting your research or other helpful information on „How to get around at HHU“.

How it works? Bring your sandwiches, foster your knowledge and get into casual conservation with the referee, your peers and colleagues afterwards always Wednesdays at 12:30 pm. Further informations undefined here.

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philGRAD Office

Dr. Simone Brandes

Building: 24.51
Floor/Room: 01.24
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone +49 211 81-13134
Fax +49 211 81-12244
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