dynaMENT Mentoring for Women in Natural Sciences

The mentoring program for female doctoral and postdoctoral researchers offers within a period of 12 months:

  • Highly confidential one-to-one sessions with experienced female mentors from various scientific fields

  • Networking events

  • Workshops

Female doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from CUI, DESY, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, MIN Faculty Universit├Ąt Hamburg, PIER Helmholtz Graduate School, SFB 676 and SFB 925 are encouraged to apply.

Why do we offer a program for female scientists? This is what the mentors say:

It is mandatory to support the high potential women, if equality is a true goal. The mentees need a context where it is possible to discuss all daily aspects of career development as well as personal aspects of job situations. Learning from experiences of seniors is the best and quickest way to do this and woman-to-woman is fundamental.

Because of the lack of role models in our academic world, female scientists are sometimes lacking the natural encouragement to get onto the track of an academic career. Active mentoring can help here.