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Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)


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Special Programs for Women

Following special programs for young female scientists are listed which provide assistance and support regarding various topics (e.g. child care or re-entry into working life). By these programs women are to be motivated for a scientific career. The programs can also be found under the heading "Independent Scholarships for Doctoral Researchers" and "Funding for Postdoctoral Researchers". Pay attention to the information under "target group"!
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Overview "Special Programs for Women"

 

  • Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard-Stiftung - Stipendium (Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard-Foundation - Scholarship) >> Info
  • Daimler und Benz Stiftung - Bertha-Benz-Preis (Daimler and Benz Foundation - Bertha Benz Prize) >> Info
  • EU Prize for Women Innovators >> Info
  • Helene-Lange-Preis - Frauen in der digitalen Welt (Helene-Lange Prize - Women in the digital world) >> Info
  • MWK - Brigitte Schlieben-Lange-Programm (Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts – Brigitte Schlieben Lange program) >> Info
  • MWK - Mathilde-Planck-Lehrauftragsprogramm (Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts - Mathilde-Planck teaching appointment program) >> Info
  • Deutsche UNESCO Kommission e.V. - L'Oréal-UNESCO-Preis: For Women in Science (German Commission for UNESCO - L'Oréal-UNESCO Prize: For Women in Science) >>  Info
  • Deutsche UNESCO Kommission e.V. - Nationales UNESCO-L’Oréal-Förderprogramm für Wissenschaftlerinnen mit Kindern: For Women in Science (German Commission for UNESCO - UNESCO-L'Oréal support programs for female scientists with children) >>  Info
  • Robert Bosch Stiftung - Fast Track (Robert Bosch Foundation- Fast Track) >> Info
  • Stiftung ZURÜCKGEBEN - Stiftung zur Förderung jüdischer Frauen in Kunst und Wissenschaft (Foundation GIVE BACK – foundation to support Jewish women in the arts and science) >> Info
  • Zonta International - Amelia Earhart Fellowship >> Info

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard-Stiftung (Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation)

Target group:
Female doctoral researchers or postdocs with children

Area of studies:
Experimental sciences, medicine

Period/amount of funding:
One year (extension possible) with EUR 200-400 a month

Deadline:
November 30, every year

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Daimler und Benz Stiftung - Bertha-Benz-Preis (Daimler and Benz Foundation - Bertha Benz Prize)
Target group:
Female doctoral researchers, dissertation prize

Area of studies:
Engineering sciences

Terms of application:
The doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) is to be awarded with "magna cum laude" or "summa cum laude" and should have been obtain between March 1, 2019 and February 28, 2020 (the date of the doctoral degree certificate applies).
The governing bodies of universities and independent research institutes are entitled to make proposals. Each KIT Department may only nominate one candidate. It is not possible for doctoral researchers themselves to apply to the Daimler and Benz Foundation. Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS) collects the submissions centrally, checks them for completeness and forwards them to the KIT Departments for review. The KIT Departments each select one researcher from the submissions for forwarding to the Daimler and Benz Foundation.

The following documents have to be submitted exclusively in digital form (as PDF documents) to KHYS (Dorit Dietel-Kronwald) in German or English:

  • Copy of the doctoral certificate
  • Doctoral thesis
  • Summary with the main results of the research work (maximum 3 pages)
  • Tabular curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Copies of the examination certificates (intermediate diploma/bachelor's degree, diploma/master's degree)
  • Two letters of recommendation

Period/amount of funding:
EUR 10,000

Deadline:
Monday, January 27, 2020


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EU Prize for Women Innovators

Target group:
Woman innovators

Area of studies:
all

Terms of application:
Who can participate? Any woman innovator complying with the following criteria: 1. You reside in an EU Member State or in a country associated to the Research Framework Programme. 2. You must be the founder or co-founder of an existing and active company. 3. Your company must have been registered before January 1, 2011. 4. The annual turnover of the company must have been minimum EUR 100,000 in 2011 or 2012. 5. Either you or the company you founded/co-founded have received or is receiving funding from the European Union or the European Atomic Energy Community Research Framework Programme, or from the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP). How to participate?

Prize:
3 prizes of €100,000 each
Rising Innovator (35 or younger): €50,000


Deadline:
January 16, 2019

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Helene-Lange-Preis - Frauen in der digitalen Welt (Helene-Lange Prize - Women in the Digital World)

Target group:
Female students or graduates of state or private universities of applied sciences in Lower Saxony and Bremen

Area of studies:
(Master's or doctoral thesis or a comparable degree, also at the graduation stage with the prospect of timely completion) in which application-oriented, innovative aspects of digitalization in the key areas of energy, society and work or mobility have been researched.

Terms of application:
Application is only possible online.

Prize money:
EUR 15,000

Deadline:
Sunday, December 15, 2019

For additional information please visit KIT-Research Office (FOR) (in German).

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MWK - Margarete von Wrangell-Habilitationsprogramm für Frauen
(Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts MWK - Margarete von Wrangell habilitation program for women)

Target group:
Female scientists during their habilitation

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Applications must be submitted through the faculty and central administration of the university to the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg.

Period/amount of funding:
Funding is provided by means of TV-L EG (pay grade) 13 positions that are integrated into the universities. Funded for up to five years, three years are covered by the MWK, another two years by the university in question (for physicians, special rules apply).

Deadline:
Yearly call for applications.
The process consists of two phases: first, the KIT Presidential Committee internally decides, on the basis of a short application, which candidates are nominated. For this purpose, please submit your application to the KIT-Research Office (FOR) and contact this office to clarify any questions in advance. Interested women can contact the KIT Research Office.

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MWK - Brigitte Schlieben-Lange-Programm (Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts - Brigitte Schlieben-Lange Program)
Target group:
Young female researchers with child (support of doctorates, habilitations or artistic qualifications)

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Applications may be submitted to the awards commissions of the individual universities. Information is provided by the head of the federal state's conference of equal opportunities officers (LaKoG) at scientific universities.

Period/amount of funding:

The main focus of funding is on employment relationships at universities for women with children in the postdoctoral phase (funding line I): As a rule, the MWK funds employment relationships amounting to 50% of a full-time position (TV-L E 13/14). On the part of the supervising university at least 25% of a full employment volume must also be financed; this is usually to be provided by the host institute. Funding is provided for up to two years.

Further funding lines: 

Funding line II: support for artistic development projects (scholarships) and doctorates at colleges of art and music (employment relationships)

Funding line III : support of extra-occupational doctorates with the aim of fulfilling the requirements of appointment for a professorship at a higher education institution for applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg or to the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (scholarships and employment relationships)

Deadline:
Yearly call for applications.
Application deadlines are set by the respective commissions and can be requested there. Those interested can contact the KIT equal opportunities office. For additional information please visit KIT Research Office (FOR) (in German).

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MWK - Mathilde-Planck-Lehrauftragsprogramm Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts (MWK) - Mathilde-Planck teaching appointment program

Target group:
Working women with a university degree, who want to gain teaching experience at a university of applied science, school of fine arts, college of music or a cooperative state university

Term of application:
By assigning teaching assignments participants are to establish links with universities and qualify for a professorship at these institutions.

Deadline:
Cooperative state university: April 1, August 1, October 15, or December 15 of every year School of fine arts and colleges of music: March 1, or September 15 of every year Universities of Applied Sciences: March 1, or September 15 of every year

For additional information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) (in German).

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Deutsche UNESCO Kommission e.V. - L'Oréal-UNESCO-Preis: For Women in Science (German Commission for UNESCO - L'Oréal-UNESCO Prize: For Women in Science)

Target group:
Female scientists

Area of studies:
Alternatingly: Life Sciences and Materials Sciences

Terms of application:
L’Oréal-UNESCO prizes are awarded end of February of each year in Paris. The assignment is strictly according to the criterion of scientific excellence, using a continental key, one prize is awarded per continent. Each year, the scientific discipline of researchers awarded alternates between life sciences and materials sciences.

Period/amount of funding:
5 x USD 100,000

Deadline:
December 31, every year

For additional information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) (in German).

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Deutsche UNESCO Kommission e.V. - Nationales UNESCO-L’Oréal-Förderprogramm für Wissenschaftlerinnen mit Kindern: For Women in Science (German Commission for UNESCO - National UNESCO-L’Oréal support program for female scientists with children: For Women in Science)

Target group:
Female doctoral researchers with children

Area of studies:
Experimental natural sciences and medicine

Terms of application:
Livelihood has to be secured already by a steady job or through a grant, the all-day child care must be guaranteed by a day care center or childminder. Location of research activity during the period of support from the program is Germany, apart from temporary stays abroad.

Period/amount of funding:
Annually three female doctoral researchers are funded for one year from the point of the grant being awarded. The assistance shall not exceed EUR 20,000 per female doctoral researcher and also includes an individual career development program.

Deadline:
November 30, every year

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Robert Bosch Stiftung - Fast Track (Robert Bosch Stiftung - Fast Track)


Target group:
Female postdocs

Area of studies:
Interdisciplinary work

Terms of application:
Far above average academic achievement, outstanding doctorate, international publishing activities in relevant journals, demonstrated independent research performance, invitation of own contributions at scientific conferences

Period/amount of funding:
Two years further training, networking and support. In addition, EUR 100 a month.

Deadline:
The last call for application ended in February 2017 and the final run of the program is from autumn 2017 until spring 2019. Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to apply for this program.

For additional information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) (in German).

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Stiftung ZURÜCKGEBEN - Stiftung zur Förderung jüdischer Frauen in Kunst und Wissenschaft (Foundation GIVE BACK - foundation to support Jewish women in the arts and science)

Target group:
Jewish female scientists and artists

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Applications must be made by post.

Deadline:
September 17, 2019

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Zonta International - Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Target group:
Female doctoral researchers

Area of studies:
Research directly related to aerospace

Terms of application:
This scholarship supports young female scientists studying for a doctorate or an equivalent degree.

Period/amount of funding:
The scholarship currently amounts to USD 10,000 and is awarded annually to 35 laureates from around the world.

Deadline:
November 15, 2019

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