SPOT - Conference Support for Junior Scientists

SPOT offers a stage for advanced junior scientists. The organization is supported of an innovative conference, which public within the specific research discipline. Particularly non-permanent female junior scientists and young scientists with small children, for whom driving away for a conference means s high organizational effort, should be given the opportunity to profile themselves in their discipline and to receive important input to their research interests.

Funding round 2022

The application deadline for the 2022 funding round is Monday, 4 October 2021.

By the deadline on 4 October 2021 at 23:59 your PDF with the application documents must have been received at frauenbuero.frauenbeauftragte(at) A paper form of the application is not necessary, but if you prefer, it should bear a receipt stamp from Monday, 4 October 2021 and be addressed to the Women's Office (Kapuzinerstr. 18, 96047 Bamberg).

The funding round will begin in the second half of 2022.

Application Requirements

Applicants may be female postdocs and private lecturers, who are doing research at the University of Bamberg. You may apply as single person or in groups of up to three junior scientists.

Application Documents

Please address the application to the women´s representative office. Required documents are:

  • The application is addressed to the women's office and the women's representatives are addressed. Required documents are:
  • CV of the applicant(s)
  • Draft of a CfP
  • Listing of the planned PR-measures in the run-up to the conference
  • Possible Keynote Speaker
  • Planned cost statement
  • Expert opinion of a professor (at least W2) on the possible position of the planned conference in the subject-specific discourse
  • Possibly, offer from a publisher or a renowned journal about the publication of the conference results

Coverage of Support

Up to 6000 euro per year may be provided for the hosting and / or  the subject-specific, high-profile documentation of the conference. This includes e. g. costs for:

  • fee for keynote speaker
  • assistant
  • traveling expenses
  • public relation

Organisation of the Conference

If the conference is not located at a professorship, one might fall back to the infrastructure of the office of the women´s representatives. For example an assistant might be hired via the office of the women´s representatives.