Applications in this funding line must be submitted together with applications in the “Incentive scheme to increase the proportion of women in professorships” and “Support for female junior professors and postdoc students through 0.5 academic staff positions” funding lines as a complete package by the faculties 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 June of each year. The relevant faculty closing dates for submissions for internal shortlisting will be announced by each dean’s office. If there are several applications, the faculty must prioritise these. The shortlist (max. 3 applications) for submission to the Executive Board should be drawn up by the faculty in co-operation with the Equal Opportunities Officer. Female graduates applying for this funding line should generally not be employees of 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