The following describtion is to specify the scope of the Graduiertenkolleg (GRK) 2638. Generally, GRKs are established to promote researchers at an early stage of their academic career by providing a context tailored to their scientific qualification. GRKs are usually funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG) for a maximum period of 9 years. A translation of this term into English is Research Training Group. For reasons of coherence, we stick to the German acronym.
In the following, we spell out how we aim to contribute to the purpose of promoting young researchers.