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Programmes for female postdocs and junior professors

Research periods at foreign research locations are a central component of a career in research. The Faculty of Engineering offers outstanding young women researchers the possibility to apply for a scholarship as a guest researcher abroad (international visiting scholarship).

The ARIADNETechNat mentoring program for postdoctoral researchers offers individual support for personal development and questions concerning career decisions. In addition to one-to-one mentoring, the program also includes a comprehensive workshop program.

Research periods at foreign research locations are a central component of a career in research. The Faculty of Engineering offers outstanding young women researchers the possibility of applying for a scholarship as a guest researcher abroad (International Visiting Scholarship). Funding is available for female postdoctoral researchers, junior professors and women working on their habilitation who are planning to spend time abroad.

The amount of funding for a short research stay abroad is determined by the committee of the women’s representatives at the Faculty of Engineering on a case by case basis, up to a maximum of €10,000.

Further information on applying can be found in the guidelines for application.

Applications must be submitted at least 6 weeks before departure. Please sent your application in electronic form to Hanna Stöcker.

The Faculty of Engineering can provide financial support for individual coaching. This is an option worth considering if young female researchers need support in a specific situation, such as preparing for an interview for a position as a professor, working out a concept for how best to balance an academic career and a family or working specifically to improve a personal weakness.

It is generally up to the applicants themselves to find a suitable coach. However, the Centre for Continuing Education in University-Level Teaching (FBZHL) can help if necessary. Funding is available up to a maximum of €1,200 for up to 6 sessions.

Further information on applying can be found in the guidelines for application.

Funding is 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). Funding is only available for the departments of Elektrotechik (EEI), Informatik (INF) and Maschinenbau (MB). It is generally up to the doctoral candidates themselves to find a suitable coach. However, the Centre for Continuing Education in University-Level Teaching (FBZHL) can help if necessary. The maximum funding available for coaching is €1,200 per applicant.

Applications must be submitted at least 6 weeks before the start of the coaching. Please sent your application in electronic form to 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 Equality and 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 postdoc+ programme is available for female PostDocs, Habilitandinnen and Juniorprofessorinnen. 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.