Mentoring-Programme for Female Postdocs

Application deadline 28.02.23
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)

Published: | By: Kristina voin Rhein

How to establish a scientific profile?
How to become a successful team leader?
What makes grant applications worthy of support?
How to establish a sustainable network?
A career in academia comes along with lots of questions and challenges!

From June 2023 the mentoring programme for female postdoctoral researchers, provided by the universities of Halle-Wittenberg, Jena and Leipzig, offers eight places at each university for highly-qualified female postdocs, researchers undertaking a 'habilitation', junior scientist group leaders and junior professors, to support them in their development and future careers. The programme aims for female researchers who seek a professorship at a German university and who were awarded their doctorate at least 2 years ago.

It focusses on one-to-one-Mentoring which is provided by male and female professors from the other universities. Moreover, the programme is accompanied by workshops for key qualifications concerning career development and an exclusive access to an interdisciplinary peer-network. The programme is designed for one year and may be extended for a further year.

The combination of the program offers participants the opportunity to expand their personal knowledge, skills and contacts, which are conducive to the efficient planning and pursuit of a career in science, according to their individual needs.

Further information and the application form are available on the official website of the programme: link

Application deadline: 28.02.2023 to