If you’re a German scholar/scientist in the US or Canada, you may be interested in GAIN a networking initiative for German scientists in North America. In addition to offering useful resources (e.g. grant infos, keeping us up-to-date about changes in Germany academia), GAIN also functions as a forum for people interested in the current situation at German universities, etc. and how to improve it. For example, check out a recent study (published in Die Zeit) comparing the prospects of young researchers in Germany and the US, as well as the discussion by GAIN members.