Guideline for the al­loc­a­tion of fund­ing with­in the frame­work of the Equal Op­por­tun­it­ies Concept (EOC)

Grant Line 2: Support for female junior professors and postdocs through academic staff positions


To support female junior professors and postdocs at Paderborn University in their research work, the Executive Board has established a pool of funds for academic staff positions within the framework of its Equal Opportunities Concept.

Female junior professors and postdocs of all Paderborn University faculties are eligible to apply for the programme. As part of the funding measure, female applicants can make a one-time application to appoint an academic staff member (TV-L E 13, 100 %) for a period of 12 months to support them in their research work.

Applications for this funding line must be submitted in alignment with applications in the funding programmes “Incentive scheme to increase the proportion of women in professorships” and “Provision of an academic staff position/staff appropriations pool for female graduates”. The faculties submit their proposals as a complete package to the Executive Board, which decides on the allocation of funding. Applications can be submitted to the Executive Board via the respective dean’s office by 15 October of each year. The faculty-specific submission deadlines for the internal pre-selection are announced by the deaneries. The funds provided must generally be spent in the 12 months following the application deadline.

If there are several applications from a faculty, the faculty must prioritise these. The shortlist (max. three proposals) for submission to the Executive Board should be developed by the faculty with the participation of the Equal Opportunities Officer.

Female junior professors applying for this funding line should hold the right to confer doctorates in their faculty, and postdocs be granted the right to confer doctorates in their faculty (e.g. ad hoc decision).

The following documents must be enclosed with the application:

  • CV, including comprehensive information on the applicant’s academic career and key areas of research
  • Certificates
  • List of publications
  • Details of the research project
  • Concept for the use of the academic staff position applied for

The duration of the funding amounts to one year.

At the end of the funding period, a status report on the research project, as well as on the PhD proposal of the person appointed and their intentions for further funding must be submitted to the Executive Board.

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