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Mentoring programs for young scholars

German version

The mentoring programs enable highly-qualified young scholars to gain individual accompaniment and support with regard to their career advancement. The programs are one of the targeted and processoriented instruments for developing young scholars and help to strengthen equal opportunities in the science system.

The PhD/Postdoc Career Center provides two mentoring programs for specific target groups alternately:

  • Mentoring program for female doctoral candidates “Career perspectives after the doctorate” (12-month)
  • Mentoring program for postdocs, junior and tenure track professors “Paths to a professorship” (18-month)

This year's mentoring program for female doctoral candidates commences in May 2020. The application process is now closed.

The next round of the mentoring program for female doctoral candidates will commence in May 2022. Applications will be possible from October 2021.

The next mentoring program for postdocs, junior and tenure track professors will commence in June 2021. Applications will be possible from October 2020. Further information will be published in advance on this website.

Each program cycle is preceded by a preparatory phase comprising an obligatory preparatory workshop for mentees, the recruitment of mentors and the matching of mentoring pairs. The seminar language is German. On request, some parts of the programs could also be offered in English.

Mentoring relationship

Seminars

Network activities

Framework program

Mentoring for female doctoral candidates

"Career perspectives after the doctorate"
  (May 2020 - May 2021; the application process is closed)

  • Program flyer EN
  • Current program EN
  • Guide for mentees and mentors EN

Mentoring for postdocs, junior and tenure track professors

"Paths to a professorship"
  (
2021-2022)

The program is directed at postdocs, junior and tenure track professors who are aspiring to a professorship or a management position in academia or are still in a orientation phase regarding their career within or outside of academia. Especially scholars who are the first in their familiy to have studied are encouraged to apply. The program starts in June 2021, the application process opens in October 2020. Details will be available on this website in due course.