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Women in Science Week 2024 in February

Women in Science Week is organised from 5 to 9 February 2024 by the M.S.C.A. Steminist Movement in cooperation with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Young EFC and Coatings Journal. All female researchers are cordially invited to join the event for the week full of FREE seminars dedicated to women and minorities in science. This is a great opportunity for all PostDocs and also PhDs to attend seminars on the given topic.

Website: https://mscasteminist.wixsite.com/msca-womeninscience

Register till February 2 here.


Call for applications: SelmaMeyerWISS

The SelmaMeyerMentoring programme warmly invites female early career researchers from all faculties at HHU to apply for two new mentoring groups – a German-speaking group and an international English-speaking group. Early career researchers are advanced doctoral researchers and early postdocs.

The SelmaMeyerWISS Mentoring programme supports and empowers female early career researchers throughout their career with:

a whole series of accompanying events
workshops on honing key skills and planning an academic career
networking events to foster interdisciplinary contact
one-to-one mentoring with an experienced mentor
a peer group to get additional support

A high degree of motivation and a variety of skills are required to assume and professionalise the roles of researcher, lecturer and employee. Exploring the didactics of higher education, managing work processes and supervising students present new challenges. What’s more, you now work in a unique professional world in which you perceive and experience the standard practices, regulations and routines from a different perspective. You may already find yourself facing specific hurdles: unspoken structural barriers to accessing important positions and resentment that can lead to exclusion and disparagements. At the latest when you have completed your doctorate, you must decide whether you wish to pursue a career in science or venture down a different professional route.

The SelmaMeyerWISS mentoring programme enables you to address these topics and questions together with competent and experienced academics, experts and managers.

The programme is designed to run for 12 months. To draw the maximum benefits for your professional issues, you’ll need to keep sufficient time free and to block the dates for the three compulsory workshops in your diary.

We look forward to receiving your application should you wish to participate in the SelmaMeyerWISS mentoring programme as a mentee. You’ll need to upload a profile to the SelmaMeyerMentoring portal and to provide a compelling letter of motivation, along with an up-to-date CV. You must also be a member of HHU or an affiliated institution (advanced doctoral student or research associate). Thanks to an equal opportunity cooperation agreement, up to three female doctoral researchers from the University of Wuppertal are able to participate in the mentoring programme. Female scientists with family obligations will be accorded special consideration.

The deadline for applications was November, 1 2023.

You can apply as an interested person for the next Mentoring group 2025 here.


Start der neuen Kohorte SelmaMeyerWISS XI

Im Januar startete die neue Kohorte der Linie SelmaMeyerWISS mit 13 Doktorandinnen aus allen Fakultäten der HHU und 3 Doktorandinnen der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal. 
Die 16 neuen Mentees wurden beim digitalen Kick-Off von der Rektorin und Schirmherrin des SelmaMeyerMentorings Prof. Dr. Anja Steinbeck persönlich begrüßt. Auch die zentrale Gleichstellungsbeauftragte Dr. Anja Vervoorts hieß die Mentees herzlich im Programm willkommen.
Als erste Gruppe werden sie die Möglichkeit haben von dem neuen algorithmen-basierten Matching-Verfahren zu profitieren. 



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