Applications for this funding line must be submitted in alignment with applications in the programmes “Incentive system to increase the proportion of women in professorships” and “Support for female junior professors and postdoctoral researchers through academic staff positions”. 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 deadlines for the faculty-specific pre-selection will be announced by the dean´s office.
If there are several applications from a faculty, the faculty must prioritise these. The shortlist (max. 3 proposals) for submission to the Executive Board should be developed by the faculty with the participation of the Equal Opportunities Officer. Female graduates applying for this funding line should generally not be employed by the university. The funding provided serves as initial funding for the preparation of a PhD.
The following documents must be enclosed with the application:
- Draft PhD research project proposal
- Plan for securing further funding, taking into account the German Academic Fixed-Term Contract Act (WissZeitVG) (schedule and type of intended further funding)
- Copy of degree certificate