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Dr. Jana Gerlach
Leibniz Mentoring | Equal Opportunities
Leibniz Association
Chausseestraße 111
10115 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 / 20 60 49 - 58

Leading in Science

Mentoring Programme for Female Scholars at Leibniz Institutes

Providing equal opportunities to women and men is a guiding principle of the Leibniz Association and an integral part of how we see ourselves. The goal of Leibniz Mentoring is to realize this ideal — as it is considered a crucial strategic component when it comes to fostering academic talent — and to accompany young scholars as their careers progress.

Leibniz Mentoring offers the best possible support to highly qualified female researchers with a doctoral degree on their path towards a leadership position or a professorship. The programme enables female scholars to manage their careers in a targeted way, to expand their subject-specific networks and to take on managerial tasks with self-confidence.

In addition to the mentoring tandem, Leibniz Mentoring offers a series of competence seminars as well as professional assistance during the process which guarantees the transfer of acquired knowledge and skills into the daily routine. The Leibniz Association also organises seminars that are targeted at the mentors exclusively and offer them the opportunity to expand their own leadership qualifications.

The programme is being advertised annually. One course of the programme is from June of the same to October of the following year. The current Application deadline is 4 March 2019. To learn about the terms of application, please check here.

The Leibniz Mentoring Programm is part of Forum Mentoring.