The German Academic International Network (GAIN) is a network for German scientists and researchers who work in North America. GAIN has helped them since 2003 with a diverse programme to establish and maintain contact with German research institutions, prepare them for their return to the German research landscape and help them articulate their interests vis-à-vis political decision-makers.
GAIN is a joint initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Research Foundation (DFG). It is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, the Leibniz Association, the Max Planck Society, the German Rectors' Conference (HRK), the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and the German Cancer Aid (Deutsche Krebshilfe) are associate members. A number of collaborative partners from science, industry and politics regularly support GAIN with its work.