As part of the Maria Goeppert Mayer-Program of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (MWK) guest professorships and teaching assignments for international women's and gender studies are awarded. The program is named in honor of Göttingen-born physics Nobel laureate Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906-1972). All fields of science are addressed, but above all the disciplines, which have particular deficits and desiderata in the field of women's and gender studies.

Applications for the awarding of guest professorships or teaching assignments can be submitted to MWK, Unit 22A. It is expected that the universities will contribute to the financing of the requested costs usually participate in a quarter.