Mentoring Hessen for female doctoral students

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.

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

Goals:

  • To promote career development: Orientation and decision making in the face of multi-optional career paths
  • Preparation for career entry, especially STEM (empowerment)
  • Increase the proportion of women in attractive specialist and management positions in science and business
  • Promotion of equality-oriented scientific and corporate cultures
ProCareer.Doc ProAcademia
This program is about orientation and support in career development. The target group is thus female doctoral students and early post-doctoral students who are still quite open in their professional decisions regarding careers in business, research and administration. Accordingly, the mentors come from all three areas. This programme is concerned with promotion on the career path into science or non-university research. The target group is thus female doctoral students and early post-doctoral students who have already chosen the research field as their career path. Accordingly, the mentors are professors from science and research.
The most important facts at a glance:
  • Orientation and support during career development and at the start of a career
  • Components of the program: Mentoring – Training – Networking
  • One-to-one-Mentoring: Each doctoral student is assigned a mentor from business, research, administration, etc.
  • Peer-Mentoring
  • Duration: 15 months
  • Number of places: approx. 80 throughout Hesse, varies depending on the university
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 doctoral student is assigned a mentor from business, research, administration, etc.
  • Collegial advice
  • Duration: 15 months
  • Number of places: approx. 30 in Hessen, depending on the university
Next application opportunity: See event website Next application opportunity: See event website

Costs:

Initially, there are no costs for the program, but the workshops/trainings offered in the program cost

  • about 35€ 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.