Equal Opportunities

Women in Science

The Max Planck Society wants to foster scientific careers of both female and male researchers. As female researchers are still underrepresented, we turn our attention on especially supporting them.
The MPG offers for example:

 

This Career building program is aimed at promoting female post-doctoral researchers and academic staff in their career development and prepare them for leadership roles in the scientific community. The Institute Directorates can nominate female scientists at postdoctoral level for participation in program workshops. The program was developed jointly by the MPG and the EAF Berlin.Closing date for applications is November 15, 2017.

Sign Up! Careerbuilding for female postdocs in the MPG

This Career building program is aimed at promoting female post-doctoral researchers and academic staff in their career development and prepare them for leadership roles in the scientific community. The Institute Directorates can nominate female scientists at postdoctoral level for participation in program workshops. The program was developed jointly by the MPG and the EAF Berlin.

Closing date for applications is November 15, 2017.

This pilot project was developed for female junior postdocs in the Chemistry, Physics and Technology Section of the Max Planck Society.
During Stage I, the candidate will be supported as a Minerva Fast Track Fellow for a maximum period of three years immediately following her dissertation or first postdoc in the CPT Section. The fellowship includes her own position TVöD E13/14, and additional budget for personnel and/or equipment. This shall enable her to found a Max Planck Research Group subsequent to the expiry of this period (Stage II).   New call for Nominations: Nominations will be accepted until August 31, 2017.

Minerva Fast-Track Fellow Program

This pilot project was developed for female junior postdocs in the Chemistry, Physics and Technology Section of the Max Planck Society.

During Stage I, the candidate will be supported as a Minerva Fast Track Fellow for a maximum period of three years immediately following her dissertation or first postdoc in the CPT Section. The fellowship includes her own position TVöD E13/14, and additional budget for personnel and/or equipment. This shall enable her to found a Max Planck Research Group subsequent to the expiry of this period (Stage II).

New call for Nominations: Nominations will be accepted until August 31, 2017.
The Minerva-FemmeNet is a network for female scientists in the Max Planck Society which was set up in 2001. The idea behind this project is to use the experience of highly qualified female scientists - including former employees at Max Planck Institutes - to the benefit of young women scientists working at the institutes through a mentoring relationship.

Minerva-FemmeNet

The Minerva-FemmeNet is a network for female scientists in the Max Planck Society which was set up in 2001. The idea behind this project is to use the experience of highly qualified female scientists - including former employees at Max Planck Institutes - to the benefit of young women scientists working at the institutes through a mentoring relationship.

Here, scientific members of the Max Planck Society foster the careers of excellent female scientists after their postdoc phase, helping them to succeed on their way to an appointment as a tenured professor or as a director of a research institution. Additionally, the Kolleg offers a platform for transdisciplinary scientific exchange. The support of the Elisabeth-Schiemann-Kolleg is of non-material nature; the fellows are not supported financially.

Elisabeth Schiemann Kolleg

Here, scientific members of the Max Planck Society foster the careers of excellent female scientists after their postdoc phase, helping them to succeed on their way to an appointment as a tenured professor or as a director of a research institution. Additionally, the Kolleg offers a platform for transdisciplinary scientific exchange. The support of the Elisabeth-Schiemann-Kolleg is of non-material nature; the fellows are not supported financially.
LeadNet is a network bringing together male and female senior scientists, research associates, project and group leaders of the Max Planck Society. It is predominantly a bottom-up initiative of all research leaders irrespective of their formal and funding status at their affiliate Max Planck Institute. LeadNet provides a forum for common scientific and organizational issues and promotes interactions among research groups within the Max Planck Society.

LeadNet of the MPG (all researchers)

LeadNet is a network bringing together male and female senior scientists, research associates, project and group leaders of the Max Planck Society. It is predominantly a bottom-up initiative of all research leaders irrespective of their formal and funding status at their affiliate Max Planck Institute. LeadNet provides a forum for common scientific and organizational issues and promotes interactions among research groups within the Max Planck Society.

Several offers of the Max Planck Society for both female and male junior researchers can be found here.

Career Steps Network der MPG (all researchers)

Several offers of the Max Planck Society for both female and male junior researchers can be found here.

 

The MPSD is part of the CFEL, situated on the research campus Hamburg-Bahrenfeld. Here, you can participate for example in the…

The Mentoring Program for female doctoral and postdoctoral researchers offers within a period of 12 months highly confidential one-to-one sessions with experienced female mentors from various scientific fields, networking events and several workshops. The MPSD is now partner of this program!Kick-off meeting: 28 June 2017

Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Program for female doctoral and postdoctoral researchers offers within a period of 12 months highly confidential one-to-one sessions with experienced female mentors from various scientific fields, networking events and several workshops. The MPSD is now partner of this program!
Kick-off meeting: 28 June 2017

The Women's Career Day for doctoral candidates and postdocs is a yearly series of tailor-made workshops. You are invited to develop and strengthen key skills that will be very useful for your present and future professional career, be that within academia or in business and industry.

Women’s Career Day / Academic Leadership Programme

The Women's Career Day for doctoral candidates and postdocs is a yearly series of tailor-made workshops. You are invited to develop and strengthen key skills that will be very useful for your present and future professional career, be that within academia or in business and industry.

Especially for PhD students affiliated to the University of Hamburg, a lot of workshops and events are available. Furthermore, you can ask for an individual consulting service there!

Career Center at the University of Hamburg

Especially for PhD students affiliated to the University of Hamburg, a lot of workshops and events are available. Furthermore, you can ask for an individual consulting service there!

 
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