We are fortunate to have a number of outstanding female researchers in our rows, which we foresee to encourage young PIs, in particular females on their way to become the next generation of PIs. These colleagues are dedicated to offer personal counselling and mentoring as part of one of our local structured mentoring programs or on an individual basis. Female scientists (and equally those of diverse gender) are provided the best possible access and use of the existing resources. Furthermore, dedicated funds reserved for non-male scientists’ support are used to provide additional support measures such as assistant positions during pregnancy or parental leave or supplementary childcare.
The following programs are provided:
As one of its flagship measures, TUM awards Liesel Beckmann Distinguished Professorships to recruit outstanding female scientists, recently expanded by additional W2 positions. Systematic support through dedicated mentoring, coaching and career building programs are available to women throughout all levels of their academic education and career. Likewise, child care facilities are available for children of staff and students, with continuously increasing capacity.
As a central contact for female scientists and participation in these programs, the Medical Faculty of TUM has created KeCK (Koordinierungsstelle für Chancengleichheit und Karriereplanung). The TUM School of Medicine has additionally implemented a Family Service to support its scientists in combining parenthood and research.
At the Goethe University Frankfurt (GUF), recruitment procedures have been established that are stringently controlled to fulfill the gender equality and diversity policies. These measures are supported by the Equal Opportunity Office, which consults female researchers, and an International Office, which supports international recruits. The Dual Career Service offers assistance to newly appointed professors and researchers by providing advice and support to their partners concerning their own career advancement and family relocation. The GUF further promotes females through its program Mentoring Hessen, which serves all career stages. The GUF offers a family-friendly infrastructure that includes child care facilities, parent-child rooms, flexible childcare and workplace flexibility.
The other TRR267-membering institutions LMU, MHH and the MPI have likewise installed powerful equal opportunity measures and operate very active gender equality offices. Emphasis on the recruitment of female scientists, next to fellowship programs, mentoring, networking and specific child care offers comprise their measures. One exemplary career program is the Adele Hartmann-Program at LMU which supports W2 professorships of outstanding female scientists. The Minerva Program of the Max Planck Society has a comparably wide funding scope. Similarly, the associated partner MHH runs its Ina Pichlmayr Mentoring Program and its Ellen Schmidt fellowship program to promote female scientists in their habilitation.