Programmes for female doctoral candidates
The Faculty of Engineering would like to motivate outstanding female doctoral candidates for an academic career. The target agreements 2018-2022 provide travel scholarships for the promotion of an active conference participation or a short research stay as well as financial resources for individual coaching.
In addition the ARIADNETechNat mentoring program offers individual support for personal development and questions concerning career decisions.
Scholarship for participating conferences, summer schools, workshops etc.
As part of the target agreements between the Faculty of Engineering and FAU, outstanding female Master’s students can apply for a travel scholarship. This can be used to fund active participation in a conference or a short period of research at another institution in Germany or abroad. Conferences in Germany are eligible for maximum funding of €350. Up to €1,000 is available towards attending a conference abroad. The maximum funding for a short period of research is €1,000. Information on applying for funding can be found in the guidelines for applying for a travel scholarship.
It is also possible to receive this scholarship for online conferences and online workshops, etc.
If you have any further questions please contact Hanna Stöcker.
Funding is still available for female doctoral candidates in departments with a very low percentage of women to take advantage of individual coaching (e.g. for working specifically on a personal weakness).
A successful scientific career on the way to a professorship requires not only professional excellence but also the development of strategies and competencies.
Young female academics find themselves in a wide variety of situations with regard to their career planning, and individual, tailored advice from a professional coach is often an important element in positioning themselves for their future careers.
Interested young female academics should apply to the Faculty’s Women’s Representative with the following documents
- CV and list of publications
- Letter of motivation (max. 1 DIN A4 page) as well as details of the desired coaching
The maximum funding available for coaching is €1,200 per applicant.
Coaches with relevant consulting competence in the higher education sector are identified through your own initiative or in cooperation with us.
The coaching contract must be submitted within 4 weeks after approval of the application, otherwise the approval will expire.
Further information on applying can be found in the guidelines for application.
Applications must be submitted at least 6 weeks before the start of the coaching. Please sent your application in electronic form to Hanna Stöcker.
Upon request, your application will be kept confidential, i.e. only the Faculty Women’s Representative will decide whether to endorse the application. Please indicate this in the e-mail.
Open Access Publishing Fund
FAU strives to make research results permanently available worldwide without restrictions. At the same time, the autonomy of female scientists is to be strengthened.
The immediate goals of publication funding are therefore to improve the visibility of scientific work and to increase the impact. This poses considerable financial challenges, especially for young female scientists who are not working as applicants in externally funded projects or who are associated.
Support in the form of non-cash funding for open access or comparable publication costs is intended to enable female scientists in the qualification phase to make their research known internationally despite the impairments caused by the pandemic, so that they can increasingly assert themselves in the competition for a qualification position in science or for a professorship.
The female scientist, who must be the first or last author, submits the application to the Faculty Women’s Representative.
After successful acceptance for publication, the application should be submitted at least 4 weeks before the desired contract with the journal.
Material funding up to a maximum of 2000 €/publication can be applied for. Proportional co-financing of higher publication fees is possible.
Funding is available for articles published in journals requiring subscription or in open access journals (listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals, DOAJ). The articles must have undergone a quality assurance process (usually peer-review). Alternatively, comparable publication costs for book chapters or collective work contributions can be applied for.
Articles that have been produced as part of externally funded projects and for which publication funds are available are not eligible for funding.
Documents required for application:
- Information on the author incl. short curriculum vitae (max. 1 page)
- Brief description of position/grant situation
- Confirmation of acceptance of the article
- Details of other authors, title of publication, name of journal, impact factor, expected costs of publication, details of available third-party funding
- Information on the costs of the publication and the share that can be covered by others
The committee of the Women’s Representative of the Faculty of Technology decides on the approval/rejection of an application. The final approval is made by the Office for Gender and Diversity.
Please send your complete application documents exclusively by mail as a PDF file (max. 2 files) to Hanna Stöcker.
Short-term loan of a laptop
In an emergency or if necessary for work reasons, it is possible to loan a laptop for a short-term. If required, please contact Hanna Stöcker.
The Faculty of Engineering is committed to advancing the careers of particularly talented women across all qualification levels. They run the ARIADNETechNat mentoring programme in cooperation with the Office of Gender und Diversity. By providing women individual support through a personal mentor, the programme aims to help women successfully complete their further qualifications, whilst also encouraging high-potential female students and young researchers to start a career in research. Experienced mentors are there to give advice and support as and when needed. Participation in the programme is free of charge.
The ARIADNETechNat doc programme is available for PhD students. Please contact the programme coordinator if you would like to apply or require any further information. Mentoring is provided over a period of 18 months.
Doctoral Thesis Award for women in research
The Faculty of Engineering recognises outstanding doctoral theses written by young female researchers at the Faculty with an annual endowed doctoral thesis award. The decision is taken internally at the Faculty and suggestions are not accepted.