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Directive on the allocation of funding within the framework of the Equal Opportunities Concept (EOC)

Grant Line 1: Provision of a 0.5 academic staff position/staff appropriations pool for female graduates

I. General information

To support the best female graduates with funding, Paderborn University’s Executive Board has set up a staff appropriations pool within the framework of its Equality Concept, with approximately five 0.5 academic staff positions (TV-L E 13) available per year as initial funding for the preparation of a PhD research project for a period of one year.

II. Eligibility/Level of funding available

Graduates from all Paderborn University faculties who are preparing for a PhD at Paderborn University are eligible to apply for this funding line. The respective supervising professors can nominate candidates. At least one female graduate per faculty can be funded in each application period. Funding not exceeding the value of 0.5 academic staff positions (TV-L E 13) can be applied for. This funding is provided for a period of one year.

III. Application form and deadline

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)
  • CV
  • Copy of degree certificate
IV. Requirements

Funding may be awarded to female graduates who demonstrate academic performance and exam results that are above average requirements and who are preparing for a PhD degree. The period between graduation with a university degree and the commencement of funding must not exceed one year.
Funding cannot be awarded if the candidate is in receipt of or has received other funding from public sector or publicly-funded private institutions for the same purpose and period.

V. Duration of funding

The duration of the funding period is one year.

VI. Reporting obligations

At the end of the funding period, a status report on the PhD proposal and further funding must be submitted to the Executive Board.

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