To promote equal opportunities for women in research and teaching, the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art) is expected to offer financial support for the "Programme to Realise Equal Opportunities for Women in Research and Teaching".
The aim of this grant is to promote highly qualified female early career researchers in their path to professorship by providing financial support for covering the researcher's living expenses. The Landeskonferenz der Frauen- und Gleichstellungsbeauftragten an Bayerischen Hochschulen determines the amount of the grant as well as the underlying funding guidelines.
Once a year, the University of Regensburg - under the overall control of the University Representative for the Equality of Women in Academia and the Arts - awards scholarships to eligible candidates and, thereby, allocates the full amount of funds received for funding purposes. Eligible researchers can apply for the following scholarships which are subject to fund allocation by the ministry and to budgetary approval:
The Call for Applications and Funding Guidelines (only German file)
Contact in case of further questions:
In UR's financial incentive system framework to promote gender equality, the Faculty Representatives for the Equality of Women in Academia and the Arts have financial resources available which can also be used for scholarships or research assistant positions for the completion of a doctorate, or initial funding for doctoral candidates or postdocs.
As this is only one of many possible use criteria and since the funds are very limited, please visit the website of your Faculty Representative for the Equality of Women in Academia and the Arts to find out whether you are eligible for this scholarship.
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Issue | To expand the academic profile of UR's female early career researchers, additional funding for travel expenses, material resources, and assistants is provided. Another aim of this funding is to compensate for the negative effects on academic career development resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligible applicants | Postdocs, Habilitandinnen, UR lecturers with temporary employment contracts or scholarships, current mentees in the Mentoring.UR programme. Postdocs with external funding contracts must document that they are pursuing a UR academic qualification. Doctoral candidates may be funded, but they do not have priority in the selection process.
Funding | Grants are for assistants, travel expenses, and material resources which support early female career researchers who have no other means of funding to expand their academic profile.
Application deadlines | 01.11.2022 | 01.05.2023 | 01.11.2023 | 01.05.2024
Any changes to the call for applications and funding guidelines are announced at least four weeks before the application deadline.
Find more information and the complete call for applications here: https://go.ur.de/pp3-fondsnachwuchs (only in german).
The university's executive board annually provides financial resources to the University Representative for the Equality of Women in Academia and the Arts to enhance equal opportunities at the University of Regensburg.
This funding is to promote female early career researchers and to acknowledge the faculties' progress and success in achieving gender equality. These funds are distributed amongst the eleven faculties of the university. Funding allocation is done according to a specified distribution scale which considers the achievements of the faculty regarding the promotion of women in the previous calendar or academic year.
Thanks to this decentralised allocation of funds, the (subject-specific) needs of the individual faculties are taken into consideration more precisely.
Funding opportunity examples:
Contact: the respective Faculty Representative for the Equality of Women in Academia and the Arts
For more information, please access the german website.
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Mentoring.UR provides various training opportunities for female early career researchers. Even if you are not a mentee with Mentoring.UR, you can still participate in its training programmes. Find out about upcoming events here ...
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To promote female early career researchers, from 2019 to 2024 the University of Regensburg is offering scholarships funding research stays abroad and promoting mobility and internationalization.
This cross-faculty programme finances longer research trips or stays abroad in order to assist candidates in obtaining further qualification while forming international networks. By integrating candidates into the international research network, this measure aims to support highly qualified female early career researchers in their path to becoming university lecturers. The mobility grant is a university-wide structural measure to promote equal opportunities for women in research within the framework of the Programme for Women Professors III of the Federal Government and the Länder.
For more information, refer to the guidelines for International Mobility Grants: https://go.ur.de/mobilitaetsstipendien.
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The University of Regensburg's Academic Research Sabbatical Programme (ARSP) supports researchers' scholarly pursuits and qualifications in the postdoc stage to enhance their chances of appointment to professorships. This programme enables Akademische Rätinnen und Räte auf Zeit or employees who have obtained a doctorate and who hold an Akademische/r Rat/Rätin position to pause their teaching, organisation, and administration duties at their chair for one semester.
Applications must be submitted by May 1 for funding in the following winter or summer semester. A maximum of six grants are funded each year.
Find more information here: https://go.ur.de/arsp ...
This programme was extended in May 2018 in keeping with the Equality Concept.
The University of Regensburg provides financial support to accommodate statutory maternity leave (MuSchG, UrlMV).
This university-wide structural measure, in place from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2022, promotes family life and academic career compatibility.
This financial support system serves
Here you can access the guidelines and application information for maternity support within the university network (pdf file, 42 KB).
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