The University-wide Women's Representatives have created a structured support program for early-career female researchers. These programs are designed as flexible as possible and aim to support early-career researchers at critical junctions in their careers.
PUSh-the Award of the University-wide Women’s Representatives for Female Students with Outstanding Achievements of Female Students-was designed to aid graduates in starting a research career. After starting a PhD Program, female early-career researchers are supported through a mentoring program, the Female Researcher Network (FeRNet). FeRNet not only supports through a mentoring relationship but also is an interdisciplinary opportunity for early-career researchers to network, strategically plan their career, and strengthen their self-perception as an academic. For the PostDoc stage, SPOT offers a platform for advanced early-career researchers to showcase their work by financing a conference at the University of Bamberg.
All stages of an academic career are accompanied by the Step by Step program, which aims to support early-career researchers through every step of their academic career from PhD to Post-Habilitation with short-term scholarships. The goal is to bridge the gap between the different stages of an academic career, thus preventing a so-called leaky pipeline. Also, career workshops and coachings are offered by the University-wide Representative's for female students and researchers.
Support Programs of the University-wide Women's Representatives of the University of Bamberg
This is a funding initiative intended for female early-career researchers in transitional phases of their careers. Female doctoral candidates in the final phase of their dissertation, as well as female postdocs, habilitation candidates, and PDs can apply for financial support at every step toward a professorship.