Support (Postdocs)


In addition to Postdoc Plus training courses and help finding funding opportunities, the Argelander Program for Early-Career Researchers includes a broad range of other support services to help you during your postdoctoral research.

International Researchers

  • Welcome Center for International Researchers offers comprehensive advice and practical support before your arrival and throughout your stay, and can provide information assistance with all organizational and administrative aspects of your visit.

Professional Development

  • Individual Funding Advisory Unit within the Research Office is your centralized contact for issues regarding external funding for research projects and offers individual advice on national and international funding programs.
  • Gender Equality Office is the point of contact for all women working, studying, teaching or researching at the university and its aims include promoting female junior researchers and improving the reconciliation of science, studies, job and family.
  • Bonner Zentrum für Hochschullehre (Bonn Center for University Teaching) is a central institution which offers support and services for teaching and covers didactic support, trainings for program managers and cross-disciplinary offerings for students.
  • HR Development Department supports all status groups in matters relating to the diversity and planning of career paths as well as to the acquisition of competencies by individuals and by the university itself. [website in German]

Personal Support

  • Dual-Career Service aims to help you and your family to settle in in Bonn and the surrounding area and combine two successful professional careers with a relationship and family.
  • Bonn Spouse Network is a network for spouses, partners and family members of researchers at the University of Bonn. The network serves as a platform for exchange and common activities.
  • Family Office caters to the needs of all university members with questions about the compatibility of family and career, such as e.g. maternity or parental leave, childcare and benefits for families.
  • Conflict Counseling counsels employees, managers, trainees, doctoral researchers and members of the University of Bonn individually, discreetly, solution-oriented and confidentially. [website in German]

University Facilities


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