Mentoring Programmes

Existing programmes are meant to support early-career female researchers in identifiying personal skills and competences and implementing them in their career planning. They offer:
  • a personal connection with a suitable mentor
  • workshops and trainings
  • networking events

Details such as

  • duration of the programme
  • the number of meetings between mentor and mentee
  • the focus on an academic versus a non-academic career

may differ and be discussed individually. These programmes exist:

Minverva FemmeNet
The Minerva FemmeNet was started back in 2001 and is open to doctoral students up to junior professors. The mentors are from Germany and abroad and typically have gained professional experience and managed to balance family life with their careers. more
University of Cologne

University of Cologne

The University of Cologne discriminates between mentoring programmes for German (Cornelia Harte Mentoring) and international students (International Female Scholars (IFS) mentoring). Both options come with a small registration fee and a registration deadline.
Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf
The HHU offers the Selma Meyer Mentoring programme in English and German which lasts 18 months and also has a registration deadline. more


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