Promotion of women scientists at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Application form (Word document in German)

At the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, female scientists are under-represented at the level of post-docs. It is the faculty’s aim to raise the number of women in post-docs and positions at habilitation level. The DFG (German Research Foundation) has also been informed of this objective. The faculty has established a specific and completive program in order to achieve this aim.

To support female scientists at doctoral degree levels, the faculty provides an annual amount of 20,000 Euros. The announcement is published annually on December 1st for the following year; applications can be handed in until January 31st.

The Equal Opportunities Commission is responsible for approving the funds on the basis of the applications submitted. Selected applicants may be invited to present their application to the committee.

Award criteria


Who can be funded?

  • Female scientists holding a doctoral degree, preferably employed by the State of Schleswig-Holstein, who aim for habilitation; promotion of women in third-party funded positions with proven need of extra financing; applicants have to have been holding this position for at least two years.

What can be funded?

  • Participation on scientific trips, meetings and conferences if no other financial support can be found (e.g. from DAAD, DFG)
  • Salary for student assistants
  • Equipment
  • Consumable supplies

What criteria will apply?

  • Outstanding grade in doctoral degree
  • Publications
  • Proof of teaching and supervision tasks
  • Convincing letter of motivation


All applications need to include the following documents

  • Cover letter with letter of motivation
  • Tabular CV
  • Detailed description of the project including timeline (start, duration and probable termination of project); extent: not more than two A4 pages
  • Completed questionnaire in an electronic version
  • Statement of supervising professor as well as a binding declaration that there are no other funds available for this project.

Application phase for 2015 starts December 1st 2014. Application documents should be sent in writing to Dr Kathrin Gransitzki at the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and in electronic form to The application form (in German) can be found here.