Welcome to iGRAD

iGRAD, the Interdisciplinary Graduate and Research Academy Düsseldorf, was founded in 2008 as a cross-curricular institution located in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MNF) at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. iGRAD’s offers in training and development, counselling, and services provide targeted support for the qualification of young researchers within the faculty and are directed at all doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, research supervisors and mentors, as well as at affiliated graduate training programs and research networks. iGRAD thus offers a structured educational program that complies with current standards.
Together with the Medical Research School of the Medical Faculty, philGRAD of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and the Junior Scientist and International Researcher Center (JUNO), iGRAD forms the consortium of Heine Research Academies (HeRA) in 2013.

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Since no face-to-face workshops can be held at the moment, we offer a range of online courses as an alternative. A list of all online courses can be found here. For example, there are still free places in the workshops "Project Management in Science" and "Preparing for Potential Conflict". If you are interested, please contact the iGRAD-Office to register.

Latest News

Corona Emergency Grants

The Heine Research Academies are offering Corona Emergency Grants for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers of HHU, who are in a financial emergency due to the Corona Pandemic.

The 'pART of Research' calendar competition 2021 has started!

The "pART of Research" calendar competition has started - and comes along with a special feature this year. Show the fascination and diverse facets of your research to a broad audience! Colours, structures, people, (working) space - there are no limits to creativity. All photos, drawings, collages etc. submitted by 31 May 2020 will be put to public vote on the HeRA website. Special highlight for the 5th round of the calendar competition: All pictures will also be presented in the "pART of...


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Building: 26.31
Floor/Room: U1.45
40225 Düsseldorf
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The  Heinrich Heine University (HHU) Düsseldorf is member of  the 'Council for Doctoral Education' of the 'European University Association' (EUA-CDE) and of the 'German University Association of Advanced Graduate Training' (GUAT/UniWiND). iGRAD is the HHU point of contact for EUA-CDE and GUAT/UniWiND.

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