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SCIENTIA Mentoring for Female Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers.

The programme is aimed at advanced female doctoral candidates at the University of Würzburg who wish to pursue a career in science. The focus is on the individual development of each participant, profitable networking within the group, and support from a mentor. Regular training sessions and workshops on various career development topics complete the programme.

Target group: advanced female doctoral researchers who want to plan their career after the doctorate. 

Programme duration: 18 months; for successful participation in the mentoring programme, you will receive a certificate from the Gender Equality Academy.


Programme Elements


In the matching phase (first four months of the programme), the programme management supports you in finding a suitable mentor.

The mentoring phase extends over 14 months, during which you have the opportunity to benefit from your mentor's experience and work on your own objectives. 


Regular meetings organised by the programme management with keynote speeches serve your networking across the disciplines. At additional self-organised peer group meetings, you can exchange information about the specific requirements of your career phase.


Workshops on career-relevant topics and competencies serve to provide you with additional qualifications for a career both within and outside academia.

All trainings are conducted by external trainers for your group.

Career guidance:

You will be invited to an initial personal interview before the kick-off event, in which the individual starting point as well as the goals for the programme period will be recorded.

The mid-term review also takes place in a personal meeting with the programme coordinators.

The kick-off and closing events also provide impulses for the participants' own goal-setting work and offer an introduction to a strong network. 


Application and Current Events

Application deadlines are regularly announced on the homepage.

Here you can find the Application form.

Information on the SCIENTIA Mentoring Programme 2022-2023

Current Programme of Events (2022-2024) 

If you have any questions, please contact the contact persons.