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Dorothea Schlözer Program Call 2018 – Career promotion for female postdocs

You are a female postdoc at Göttingen University or at the Göttingen research campus and aim to a leading position in science?
The Dorothea Schlözer qualification program for postdocs will promote your career development and will prepare you for a (international) leading role in research and academia. The one-year intensive program provides female scientists and scholars of different disciplines with training and coaching in key academic skills as well as practical career-relevant knowledge relating to international science management, research funding, leadership skills, appeal proceedings and networking.

The program enhances career development in a flexible and individual manner: It combines a wide range of methods (individual and group coaching, workshops and training) as well as information and networking options with advisors from inside and outside Göttingen University.

Target group

The program is open for all female postdocs, junior research group leaders and junior professors at Göttingen University and the Göttingen research campus.

The program will start with an obligatory kick off workshop on 6th of March 2018. Active participation is mandatory. Your supervisor supports your participation and will release you from work on these days.

The program is free of charge. The costs incurred for materials, drinks and refreshments during the workshops amount to 60 Euros, which are to be paid in advance.

Please note: The courses will be offered bilingually if possible (German/English, dependent on the language skills of the participants). However, basic knowledge of both languages is required and a prerequisite for some of the workshops. The training materials are in German.


If you are interested, you can apply by handing in the following documents:

1. Letter setting out your motivation for participation and stating your envisaged future career

2. Brief description of your research project and information on the current status of your work

3. Curriculum vitae including list of publications

Applications are to be submitted in electronic form only (via email) by 31st of January 2018.



Nina Härter, Equal Opportunities and Diversity Unit, Goßlerstraße 9, 37073 Göttingen,

Tel. +49 (0)551/39-33959 or +49 (0)551/39-13678


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