MARA - Marburg University Research Academy

Career Workshops & Consultation Services Marburg

Calendar of Events 

The main focus of Marburg University Research Academy's (MARA) program is extracurricular training and continuing education for junior scholars.

Consultation and Mentoring Services

Apart from providing funding, preparing junior scholars for a career within or outside of academia is among the key tasks of the Marburg University Research Academy (MARA). The consultation services are tailored to the needs of the various target groups.

Certificate Program "Designing and Managing Research Projects"

Career Development for Postdocs

Communicating Academic Content

An opportunity to learn how to communicate your research in a meaningful way beyond the expert community in your field.

Writing Lab

Development and enhancement of writing skills in the German and English languages.

Introductory Workshops for International Doctoral Candidates

Conducted twice a year, the introductory workshops comprise various informational offerings and workshops on the topics of "Getting Your Doctorate in Germany and at Philipps-Universität Marburg", "Funding", "Intercultural Training", "Academic Writing", "Good Scientific Practice", "Academic Publishing" as well as "Career Pathways" and "Job Application Training". A supplemental program provides opportunities to get to know one another and engage in networking.

German Language Classes

Individual Consultation Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs


Individual coaching, especially in matters concerning career planning, reviewing your application for third-party funding, communicating academic content, as well as communicating with your audience.

MEWISMA "Academic Career" Mentoring Program

The universities of Gießen and Marburg are offering a mentoring program for postdocs who would like to receive consultation and support from a mentor in taking the next steps in their academic career. In addition, the mentoring program also involves accompanying events and events for the purpose of networking.