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University Women's Representative

SCIENTIA Scholarship Programme

Excellent junior female scientists at JMU can apply for the SCIENTIA scholarship programme: It supports women in a transitional phase between two career steps, to initiate third-party funding, to be able to complete a post-doctoral project, etc.


Objective of the Funding and Award Criteria

The aim of the funding is to qualify junior female scientists for a professorship or a leading position.

The SCIENTIA scholarships are funded from the special appropriation in the Bavarian state budget for the realisation of equal opportunities for women in research and teaching (Bavarian Equal Opportunities Promotion).

Award Criteria

SCIENTIA supports junior female academics in transitional phases in the event that further qualification is not immediately possible (e.g. due to third-party funded projects coming to an end, parental leave). All doctoral junior researchers who can prove a close connection to JMU from the time of application until the end of the funding period (e.g. work/lab space) as well as doctoral researchers in difficult situations are eligible to apply. Before applying, female scholarship holders are required to attend a consultation at the office of the University Women's Representative and, during the funding period, to participate in at least three events organised by the SCIENTIA Career suppoert programme.


Duration, Scholarship Amount and further Information

The scholarship period is usually a maximum of 12 months. The amount depends on the qualification level and the personal situation of the scholarship holder.

You can find an overview of the scholarship in our brief information. Detailed information can be found in the information sheet .

Bitte beachten Sie, dass wir uns gerade in einer Aktualisierungsphase befinden und die englischen Versionen noch nicht aktualisiert sind.
Please note that we are currently in an update phase and the English versions are not yet updated.


Calls for Applications for the SCIENTIA Scholarship

The call for applications takes place twice a year:

  • in spring by 31 March
  • in autumn until 30 September

Please contact your contact person Natalie Nikolaus in good time for preliminary information and advice (type and scope of funding, child allowance, etc.).


Downloads: Applications, Expert Opinion, Final report