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Journal Article, Publication, Podcast,Video
Research in Germany – Platform by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research on the research landscape, research funding and academic and non-academic career opportunities in Germany.
Research and development in Germany – The platform academics.com introduces the industry, shows what can be earned in R&D and what is required in the application for the research and development departments of German companies.
Postdoc Guide – Platform on different career paths, application advice and funding opportunities.
ReSearch: A Career Guide for Scientists – Career planning guide and practical tool for graduate students and postdocs by Teresa Evans, Natalie Lundsteen and Nathan Vanderford (book available here):
Vertrackte Karrieren: Zum Wandel der Arbeitswelten in Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft by Christiane Funken, Jan-Christoph Rogge and Sinje Hörlin (book available in German here):
So what are you going to do with that? Finding careers outside academia by Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius – The book guides through topics like career counseling, interview etiquette, skill translation and post-academic profiles (book available here):
Förderdatenbank des Bundes – Data bank of diverse funding opportunities on regional, federal and EU level (German website).
Funding database for third-party projects – list of diverse funding programmes and initiatives worldwide (German website).
Fundingdata base for stays abroad – Overview of fellowships for stays abroad.
Current calls: Funding database – Overview of calls for proposals and funding programs.
PhD Career Finder – General information and real-life examples for non-academic careers in the STEM field.
Online article “How to sail smoothly from academia to industry” in the journal nature – How researchers have moved from academia to industry.