A flexible mentoring programme for different target groups aims at the equal treatment of the members of the Cluster of Excellence and at reducing discrimination in professional life and in society. The professors stated below act as mentors and may be contacted by female junior scholars at the Cluster of Excellence.

The Cluster of Excellence provides a guideline for flexible mentoring. It recommends that mentor and mentee sign a written agreement and have talks every six to eight weeks. The purpose of the programme is to professionalise the career strategies of young female researchers. This applies to scientific careers as well as alternative careers. The flexible mentoring does not provide for a fixed schedule for meetings and talks. The junior scholars instead decide themselves how and when they wish to receive counselling on their scientific and extra-scientific career.