Financial support for female doctoral students in the Department of Physics
The Department of Physics has set up a support program for female doctoral students with the aim of individually promoting the further career of female physicists during their doctorate. The program supports special events that go beyond typical conferences and make female physicists visible, usually with active participation. These include international conferences and symposia, summer schools or special continuing education and conference formats.
Typical participation in conferences of the German Physical Society or classic national conferences is not funded. Here, the working group leadership is expected to support doctoral researchers regardless of gender. Participation in conferences for female physicists and further training courses explicitly for female physicists are also not funded, as long as these can be funded from the central gender equality program.
Funding is provided in the form of lump sums depending on the conference venues:
- Research stays (European 1,200 €, non-European 1,500 €)
- Active participation in summer schools, preferably of an interdisciplinary nature, to acquire complementary subject knowledge (600 € nationally, 800 € internationally, 1,000 € overseas)
- International conferences or special events for career advancement (200 € national, 400 € international, 600 € overseas)
For all events, an active contribution, e.g. in the form of a poster or a lecture, is generally expected. In addition, the benefit must go beyond a purely professional one.
Getting funding twice in one year is not possible; other funding opportunities should be exhausted. A supportive statement from the supervisor with a commitment that the funds exceeding the lump sum will be provided must be enclosed.
Application deadlines are at the end of each quarter.
The application should be made in a form-based way via email (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) to the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Physics Department:
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Denz,
Institute for Applied Physics,
The form for applying for funding can be downloaded here.
The information on the funding programme is provided here as a pdf.