Career Development

The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt is committed to promoting academic training and career development.

As a non-university based research institute within the Leibniz Association, PRIF sets out to provide scholars in all stages of their careers – especially doctoral students – with the work and training conditions that will assist them in pursuing successful careers both within and outside of academia.

This includes:

  • intense, personal and collective supervision of graduation projects (theses)
  • promoting national and international networking, increasing the visibility of young researchers
  • specific services for improving equal opportunities, measures to balance family and career
  • targeted training courses for methodological questions, software training and key skills


Professional Training and Support

Guided by the Leibniz principle of theoria cum praxi, PRIF provides its staff members with regular professional training in academic, academically related and practical areas, such as interview skills training.
For the area of post-doctoral support, our main aim is professional development. For this, PRIF offers various types of coaching and mentoring, funds for stays abroad and internships, provides professional training and education, and promotes early visibility through project management and young scholars groups.


PhD Program

Academic training and career development are core objectives of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF). As a non-university research institution of the Leibniz Association, PRIF is committed to offering doctoral candidates optimal work and study conditions, in order to create promising career opportunities for them both inside and outside scientific settings. These conditions include intensive supervision – both individually and in groups – of doctoral projects, integration as young researchers into the research, public relations and political advisory work of PRIF, promotion of their national and international networking activities, achieving a more visible profile for young researchers, training in methods and key competencies, as well as measures to increase equal opportunity and to promote a healthy work-life balance. More

Internships and Research Collaboration

Academic development at PRIF does not commence with doctoral training – university students are likewise open to partake in the work carried out by PRIF. They are invited to participate in internships at the institute or to work as student assistants for research projects or in PRIF’s administrative areas. Students exhibiting outstanding academic merit may also be offered the opportunity to write their final paper within the framework of an ongoing research project. Those who elect to do so are integrated into a project group for the duration of their studies.