Program Women in Science

IfADo offers female PhD students, female postdocs and female scientists access to several career support programs:


  • Mentoring³-Program for female postdocs and PhD students at the Science CareerNet Ruhr der UAR:  IfADo participates in the mentoring-program (mentoring³) of the Universitätsallianz Ruhr  (UAR; TU Dortmund, Ruhr-Universität Bochum Universität Duisburg/Essen). Every year two postdocs and two PhD students get the chance to be mentees.
  • Leibniz Mentoring: The Leibniz Association offers a one-year mentoring program for highly-qualified women postdocs to support them on the path to leadership positions and professorships.
  • Christiane-Nüsslein-Volhard-FoundationThe Foundation supports talented young women with children. It aims to enable them to create the freedom and mobility required to further their scientific careers.
  • Hildegardis-Verein – The Association offers a mentoring- and coaching program and supports women in science in case of financial problems/funding.
  • Organisations & NetzworkingCEWS – CENTER OF EXCELLENCE WOMEN AND SCIENCEFemConsult– database women in science; European Platform of Women Scientists (EPWS) – international non-profit organisation that represents the needs, concerns, interests, and aspirations of women scientists; de – information and consulting for academic careers
  • „Gender in EU-funded Research“: Information for women scientists in Germany: Frauen in die EU-Forschung; EU-offices of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research: FIF-Kontaktstelle;  Horizon 2020 „Gender im Antrag“: Research proposal Standard Formblatt; ERC-Starting Grant Starting Grant; Fact Sheet Gender Equality Horizon 2020