Career Advancement & Mentoring

Career development and mentoring for female (junior) researchers

The promotion of junior researchers is a matter of central importance to the Bibliotheca Hertziana. High priority is given to equal opportunities for women and men in this context, in order to support female junior scholars on their career path towards leadership positions. An overview of Max Planck's career development initiatives can be found here: A career in science at Max Planck

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This series of seminars promotes excellent female postdocs from Max Planck Institutes with leadership potential in their career planning and prepares them for leading positions in science.
Mentoring and career development

Minerva FemmeNet

The program is aimed at women of all qualification levels and provides support options in the form of a mentoring scheme with distinguished female scientists from around the world.
Minerva FemmeNet

Minerva Fast Track Program

This path allows young researchers who have distinguished themselves by excellence and who who were awarded their doctorate no more than two years ago to plan their careers in the long term. The programme is divided into two phases: the first involves obtaining the qualification to lead a research group; the second offers the opportunity to apply for the selection process for Max Planck research groups open to all disciplines.
Equality of opportunities

Lise Meitner Excellence Programme

The four-year programme, which has been running since 2018, is aimed at outstanding female researchers who want to accomplish their scientific goals within the Max Planck Society. As Lise Meitner group leaders, highly qualified female researchers are encouraged to develop an independent profile and to assume leadership responsibility at an early stage.
Lise Meitner Excellence Program

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