Fostering young academics

Besides intensifying interdisciplinary networking, the Göttingen Centre for Gender Studies (GCG) has defined the advancement of up-and-coming academics in the field of Gender Studies as its central goal.

This concerns the promotion of young researchers both in their doctoral and post-doctoral phase which includes the GCG fellowship programme which requires independent funding. Further information can be found under the tab "Guest Researchers".

In addition, the GCG is working together with other university institutions fostering young academics and strives to offer young scholars working in the field of Gender Studies counsel and support.

The Genderlabor (Gender laboratory), a cooperation of the GCG, GSGG (Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen), and GGG (Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences), provides a forum for interdisciplinary exchange.

Award for outstanding theses in the field of Gender Studies (link to German website)

Former projects

For the purposes of sponsoring doctorates, the GCG awarded two short-term scholarships in the autumn of 2014: One of the scholarships was granted as start-up funding, and one for the purposes of completing a doctorate.

Promoted doctoral projects (short-term scholarships):

  • Bernstein, Stephanie
    Zwischen Technikglaube und Selbstbestimmung - Einfrieren von Eizellen gesunder Frauen in der ethischen Debatte.

  • Frenking, Sarah
    Praktiken des Grenzregimes an der deutsch-französischen und deutsch-niederländischen Grenze 1880-1920.