Mentoring Hessen

Mentoring Hessen is a Hessian program for the career advancement of women regardless of their level of qualification. The program's funding alliance consists of all 11 Hessian universities, many companies and the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art.

ProCareer.MINT is the support line of the Mentoring Hessen program for female students.

The most important facts at a glance:

  • Orientation and support during transition phases to a master's degree, doctorate or career start
  • Components of the program: Mentoring – Training – Networking
  • One-to-One-Mentoring: Each student is assigned a mentor from business, research, administration etc.
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Number of places: approx. 130 throughout Hessen

Femtec

Further information from Femtec.

For female doctoral students (and post-doctoral students), the support lines ProCareer.Doc and ProAcademia are possible programs.

The most important things at a glance:

  • Orientation and support for career development and entry into the profession.
  • Components of the program: Mentoring- Training – Networking
  • One-to-One mentoring: Each doctoral student is assigned a mentor from the fields of business, research, administration, etc.
  • Peer mentoring
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Number of places: approx. 80 in Hessen depending on the university

Depending on individual career goals, advanced female doctoral students might also consider ProAcademia.

For post-doctoral students, habilitation candidates and junior professors (etc.) the ProAcademia and ProProfessur support lines are possible programmes, which one fits depends on the individual professional goals.

ProAcademia

The most important facts at a glance:

  • Promotion on the career path in science or non-university research
  • Components of the program: Mentoring – Training – Networking
  • One-to-One-Mentoring: Each postdoctoral student is assigned a mentor from business, research, administration, etc.
  • Collegial advice
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Number of places: approx. 30 in Hessen depending on the university


ProProfessur

The most important facts at a glance:

  • Transition to professorship (university or HAW)
  • Components of the program: Mentoring – Training – Networking
  • One-to-One-Mentoring: Each postdoctoral student is assigned a mentor from business, research, administration, etc.
  • Collegial counselling
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Number of places: approx. 45 in Hessen depending on the university

Costs

Initially, there are no costs for the ProCarrer.MINT and the ProCareer.Doc program, but the workshops/trainings offered in the program cost

  • about 40€ for a 1-day training
  • and about 60€ for a 2-day training (if necessary plus overnight stay and travel).

The trainings take place all over Hesse, so they should be accessible with the semester ticket or the ticket for state employees. Within the scope of the possibilities of the women's advancement funds, costs incurred are also eligible for funding upon application.

For the ProAcademia or ProProfessur program a one-time cost contribution of 220€ or 450€ is charged.