Dorothea Schlözer Programme "Career promotion of female scientists"

Since February 2023, the new funding tool "Career promotion of female scientists" is implemented as part of the Dorothea Schlözer Programme. It is funded by the Programme for Female Professors III) and addresses the phenomenon of the so-called "leaky pipeline" - the drop out of women with each scientific career stage. This drop-out can be found across all subjects and has only gradually decreased in recent decades.

The University of Göttingen aims to compensate for structural disadvantages of women in science and, in the long term, to increase the proportion of women at all stages of the scientific career. With this programme, the university also wants to compensate for Corona-related restrictions, especially for young female scientists with care responsibilities. Therefore, the programme supports projects or activities which are significantly improving the chances of reaching the next career stage.

Female scientists can apply for financial measures as well as time resources to enable them to provide and expand required (additional) performances within the scientific career.

The funding decision is particularly based on the maintenance and increase of the proportion of women in the respective subject area.

Measure Type/Scope
Post-doctoral fellowships to complete habilitation or equivalent achievements (obtaining appointability for a professorship) Up to 6 months (amount according to DFG-guidelines: 1750€ per month as basic amount, plus 400€ for the first child, 100€ for each further child, plus 250€ material costs grant)
Research proposal
Start-up funding for the development/preparation of a research proposal max. 10.000 € (personnel and material resources, not for own position)
Individual measures
Measures supporting the completion of the masters´s thesis
Travel for field and archive research
Grants for editing, proofreading and transcription of particularly career-enhancing papers and scientific publications
Career-supporting measures Means for e.g. , e.g. individual coaching/ training in the preparation of audition lectures and selection interviews (if not available at the University of Göttingen), Short-term International Mentorship Programme (STIM)
Participation in (international) meetings, conferences and summer/ winter schools with own research contribution for doctoral students and post-docs
(International) research stays up to three months
Holding a conferenceMeans for preparation and implementation
Time resources
Support for scientific work by financing a student or research assistant
Financing of childcare during parental leave in order to gain time for further scientific qualificationFor children between 3 months up to 1 year without regular day care

Funding of own position is not possible.

This list is not final. In case of other requirements, please contact the programme coordinator.

Next call in August (expected to be the last one)