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Equal opportunities

DynaMENT Mentoring Programme for Female Researchers

The PIER Helmholtz Graduate School is part of the dynaMENT network on the science campus Bahrenfeld. DynaMENT is a mentoring programme for women in natural sciences.The programme comprises the following aspects:

- Highly confidential one-to-one sessions with experienced female mentors from various scientific fields
- Networking events
- Workshops

Female doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from CUI, DESY, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, MIN Faculty Universität Hamburg, PIER Helmholtz Graduate School, SFB 676 and SFB 925 are encouraged to apply. For more information see here.

Since 2015, mentoring is offered for female PhD students.  For each mentee the counseling period is limited to 12 months. Fifteen women participated in the first programme run, including three PHGS PhD students. The next call for applications is open until 15 March 2018.

Lead & Inspire – Across Generations

in diesem Jahr ging der Nobelpreis für Chemie an zwei Wissenschaftlerinnen. Dennoch sind Frauen in Naturwissenschaften und Medizin noch immer unterrepräsentiert – bei Preisvergaben ebenso wie in Führungspositionen. Novartis in Deutschland möchte diesem Thema mehr Aufmerksamkeit schenken.
Um Frauen dabei zu unterstützen, ihren Traum von einer Karriere in der Wissenschaft zu realisieren und ihnen erfolgreiche Vorbilder vorzustellen, haben wir deshalb im vergangenen Jahr die Veranstaltungsreihe „Lead & Inspire“ ins Leben gerufen. Mit „Lead & Inspire – Across Generations“ folgt am 4. Dezember 2020 die zweite Ausgabe der Networking-Serie. Denn wir sind überzeugt davon, dass Wissenschaftlerinnen sich „across generations“ austauschen, voneinander profitieren und lernen sollten.

Interessierte Studentinnen und Wissenschaftlerinnen können sich bis zum 2. Dezember 2020 über folgenden Link anmelden: https://leadandinspire.hl-now.de/register

Participants in one of our leadership skills courses. Photograph: Marta Mayer/DESY

Women's Career Days

Another tool to promote women in science is the special career and research training programme for female PhD students.

The Women's Career Day series is aligned to the special needs of women in science and in the planning of a career outside of science.

Since 2014, each year a number of workshops, keynote talks and networking events are being offered.

The workshops are open for up to 15 women and deal with topics such as Women and Leadership, Vocal Power and Physical Presence, Career Orientation for Women in Academia, Professional Communication in Crisis or Conflict Situations, Career Planning for female PhD Students and Job Application Training, Self-Marketing in Academia.

Christiane Nüslein-Volhard-Stiftung (CNV-Foundation) Funding for Women scientists in the field of experimental natural sciences with children

The grants of the Foundation are aimed at excellent women scientists in the field of experimental natural sciences. The CNV-Foundation sponsors graduate students from the start of the second year of their thesis and as long as the project is still in its experimental stage. With postdoctoral fellows the foundation is particularly keen to support those who have changed their area of research after their doctoral studies. Eligible to apply are graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of all nationalities, who are conducting their research at a German university or research institute, as well as postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their doctoral degree at a German university and continue their research abroad. The stipend is not intended to cover the living expenses of the applicant and her family. These must already be covered from other sources. It is expected that during the funding period the applicant work full time and full time daycare is already provided for and financed. Application deadline is on 30 November of each calendar year. The application can only be submitted via the application portal starting on 1 September each year. More information: here, application click here.

Pro Exzellenzia
Hamburgs Karriere-Kompetenz Zentrum für Frauen (Hamburg's career competence center for women)

(offers/events only in German available)

• Scholarships for doctoral candidates and post-docs,
• Coaching
• workshops on current career and leadership skills
• application counseling
• lecture and cooperation events
• qualification for migrant women

for more information please click here

Other regular equal opportunities events on Bahrenfeld campus:

Scientific Career and Parenthood
Once a year, on the invitation of CUI, interesting speakers discuss on the podium and with the audience important issues of the compatibility of family and career paths.

Families & Careers in Physics
Regular lectures (offered by SFB 676) by invited experts on topics like best practice examples in science and industry, career strategies, supporting measures, career management etc.

Women in Science Networking lunch
Ladies' lunch and panel discussion on topics like "Making It But (Sometimes) Faking It? - The Impostor Syndrome in Scientific Careers" with approx. 50 participants, among them many PHGS female PhD students.


MIN Faculty UHH: Career Promotion for Women

Equal opportunity unit at DESY
Equal opportunity unit at Universität Hamburg
Equal opportunity Data Bank UHH (only in German)
Equal opportunity at PIER Helmholtz Graduate School

Jennifer Popp
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
Leonardo Ranasinghe
Linda Vanessa Thesing
Photon Science
Ángel Ferran Pousa
Event Calendar
13 Jan. 2022 to 31 Dec. 2022
24 Jan. 2022 to 25 Jan. 2022
Chaired by: Theresa Schredelseker (PIER (Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research))
Location: link will follow
Room: online
25 Jan. 2022 - 16:00
Speaker: Yuval Grossman (Cornell University)
Location: DESY Hamburg
Room: Zoom
26 Jan. 2022 - 14:30
Speaker: Andrea Caputo (University of Tel Aviv and Weizmann)
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