Young Investigator Programme We help future researchers build interdisciplinary competencies, get to grips with the academic system, and tackle questions and conflicts that emerge during qualification and career planning. The Young Investigator Programme (YIP) is the umbrella brand for all training, services and resources at the University of St.Gallen that are available to support you in your current qualification stage. We differentiate between the following phases: Depending on the needs, the focus in each of the phases is slightly different: Discover: At the start of your doctoral programme, all of our support offerings are designed to help you get to grips with the academic system, and to build competencies to assist you in completing your dissertation successfully and effectively. Commit: On earning your Ph.D. you will likely be asking “What next?” Rest assured that we won’t abandon you at this point. We support you in planning your professional future and acquiring relevant competencies for your chosen profession – inside or outside academia. Accelerate: Have you decided to pursue an academic career? We help you hone your profile as a researcher and build competencies that are relevant to achieving tenure.