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.

All programmes for gender equality also address researchers whose identity does not correspond to the standardized gender identities, e.g. transgender.

For information on financial support in case of family obligations, please read "Science Goes Family".

Konstanzia Fellowship

 
Target Group

Female postdoctoral researchers (including those whose identity varies from traditional gender norms, e.g. transgender, transsex, intersex, agender) on their last steps towards gaining a professorship

Application deadline

26th Jan 2022

Funding period

24 months beginning 1 Apr 2022 and ending 31 Mar 2024

Modules

Mentoring and network meetings (obligatory), coaching, training, co-funding (optional)

Konstanzia MEiN (Mentoring with Experts and international Networking)

Target group
Female doctoral students (including women in transition) in their 2nd or 3rd PhD-year

Application deadline
30 October 2022

Funding period
Research stay within the period of 1 Jan 2023 until 31 Dec 2023

Funding
Travel expenses to visit mentor abroad

Konstanzia Transition

Target Group
Young female researchers who have a special funding requirement for a limited time or who are in a short-term emergency

Application deadline
Ongoing

Funding period
Up to 6 months

Funding
For doctoral students up to 65% TV-L E13, for postdocs up to 100% TV-L E13

Before submitting an application, a conversation must be held with the responsible officer, see information sheet!

Margarete von Wrangell programme for women

Target group

Postdoctoral researchers

Application deadline

Not defined yet

Funding duration and period

5 years. Call for proposals is to be expected in 1st quarter 2022

Funding

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

Not defined yet

Funding duration and period

2 years. Call for proposals is to be expected in 1st quarter 2022

Funding

75-100% TV-L 13 or 14, of which 50% financed by the ministry and 25-50% financed by the research group