Financial support

The university’s Equal Opportunity Council provides programmes and scholarships to support female junior researchers in gaining research qualifications and developing their careers.

Konstanzia Fellowship

Target Group
Female postdoctoral researchers and researchers of gender minorities* in the humanities and social sciences on their last steps towards gaining a professorship
Application deadline
3rd June 2018
Funding period
18 months beginning 1 July 2018 and ending 31 December 2019
Mentoring (obligatory), coaching, training, co-funding
*Gender minorities refers to researchers whose identity varies from traditional gender norms, e.g. transgender, transsex, intersex.

Visiting professorship programme to promote gender studies/advancement of women 

Margarete von Wrangell habilitation programme for women

Target group
Academics pursuing a habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) and postdoctoral researchers
Expression of interest: 12 June 2018
Internal deadline: 23 July 2018
Submission deadline: 31  July 2018
Funding duration and period
Starts first quarter of 2019
Scholarship amount
100 % TV-L 13 (3 years of government funding plus 2 years of university/research group funding)

Brigitte-Schlieben-Lange-Programme for female academics with children

Target group
Female postdoctoral researchers with a child/children
Application deadline
Call by ministry is expected in 2018.
Funding duration and period
Expected 1 or 2 years starting 1 January 2019
Scholarship amount
Expected 75-100 % TV-L 13 or 14, of which 50 % are funded by the MWK and the rest by the university/the research group

MEiN - Mentoring with Experts and international Networking

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Bridge Scholarships

Target group
Female junior researchers and researchers of gender minorities* at the beginning of their postdoctoral studies - please restrain from enquiries if you do not already have a host in Konstanz that you are collaborating with!
Application deadline
29 November 2017 (closed)
Funding duration and period
6-9 months, beginning 1 Apr 2018 and ending 31 Dec 2018
Scholarship amount
Basic amount, expenses and child allowance as stipulated in the DFG-guidelines
Call, Information, Form
* Gender minorities refers to researchers whose identity varies from traditional gender norms, e.g. transgender, transsexual or intersex.