Support programme for female early career researchers

The Office of Equal Opportunities at Leuphana University offers a mentoring and coaching project to support female early career researchers on their way to professorship or to leadership positions outside of academia. This offer includes a wide range of support programmes and specific educational trainings.

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Overview of the support programmes for female early career researchers at Leuphana University Lüneburg.

MENTORING PROGRAMMES PROSCIENCE & PROVIAE

The mentoring programmes ProScience & ProViae both accompany and support well-advanced female doctoral candidates, postdocs, and junior professors in orientation and decision-making processes as well as in their their competence development over a period of 18 months, enabling them to set the course for their own career path individually and competently. The current programme cycle has started in summer 2021.

A new program cycle will start in 2023. Interested applicants are welcome to schedule an appointment for a personal informative meeting at any time.

Furthermore, we are trying to be responsive to a variety of needs and life circumstances and appreciate your trust. Please let us know, how we can support you.

OPEN PROGRAMME

Above that, the university offers an open programme of demand-oriented workshops (e.g. on negotiation processes, networking, scientific publishing, balance) as well as parlour conversations, lectures, and symposia to all female early career researchers.

Competence Days (Summer School/Spring School)

The offer is complemented by the annual competence days for female early career researchers (Summer School/Spring School), a project in cooperation of the mentoring programmes ProScience and ProViae and Leuphana Graduate School. The next Summer School is expected to take place in September 2022. In addition to workshops and lectures, the Summer School also provides a platform for discussing gender codes in science and the resulting conditions for women’s different career paths. Please find further information and registration here.

Who are the ProScience and ProViae programmes aimed at?

To date, women are underrepresented in many areas of science. The higher the career and/or salary level, the lower the proportion of women. The mentoring programmes ProScience and ProViae, funded by the “Professorinnenprogramm” (BMBF), are intended to help reduce the underrepresentation of women in leadership and top positions. Targeted mentoring and coaching measures support highly qualified female academics on their way to professorships or to leadership positions outside the university.

The federal funding programme uses the term "women" within a binary understanding. In our approach, we interpret it more broadly and beyond binary gender categories. Persons who see themselves as female and/or locate themselves beyond binary categories are therefore also invited to seek individual counselling.

We consider it essential to take into account multiple gender identities and multiple kinds of discrimination and thus embrace a position beyond binary gender categories as well as an intersectional perspective. The Diversity Working Group of the Forum Mentoring, in which the ProScience and ProViae mentoring programmes are represented, reflects, among others, this ongoing and challenging process.

+++ Due to Coronavirus the most reliable way to reach the colleagues from mentoring is currently via e-mail. We appreciate your understanding. +++

Contact

ProScience

Dr. Katrin Hassler
Universitätsallee 1, C7.324
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-1276
proscience@leuphana.de

ProViae

Dr. Annemarie Burandt
Universitätsallee 1, C7.324
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-1792
proviae@leuphana.de

ProViae

Dr. Beate Friedrich
Universitätsallee 1, C7.324
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677- 4103
proviae@leuphana.de

Student Assistants

Elisabeth Keßler
Universitätsallee 1, C7.324
21335 Lüneburg
proscience@leuphana.de
proviae@leuphana.de 

Nina Krauss
Universitätsallee 1, C7.324
21335 Lüneburg
proscience@leuphana.de
proviae@leuphana.de 

Karla Hübner
Universitätsallee 1, C7.324
21335 Lüneburg
proscience@leuphana.de
proviae@leuphana.de