Selection and Application

Qualified and dedicated female academics will be chosen as mentees at the Charité.

Our target group consists of female junior academics with PhD’s, junior professors, women in the final phase of their dissertation, and junior group leaders at the Charité who seek to further their academic careers or who would like to take on leadership positions in research, academic administration, business, or in clinical areas.

Mentees can apply or will be recommended by special research teams to receive a contribution from the equal opportunity stipend of the DFG. For the selected mentees, an introductory workshop will be held where the mentees will have the opportunity to get to know one another and exchange information about mentors, who each have their own mentoring approaches, as well as about the current state of their professional careers.

Afterwards, with the help of the Mentoring Coordination Center, suitable mentors will be found for everyone.

In this respect everyone’s needs can be very different:

  • some mentees seek the best possible contacts to support their research endeavors
  • some mentees wish primarily for feedback concerning informal knowledge about entering the profession, fundraising from external organizations, professional associations, publications, etc.
  • some mentees seek role models and suggestions for compatibility between family life and career
  • some mentees would like to change their career specialization and are looking for insight into their new area of interest
  • some mentees are new at the Charité and are interested in more colloquial knowledge about university structure and networks at the Charité
  • some mentees are already well acquainted with the Charité and would like to be more well connected internationally
  • on the other hand, others would like to set up their own laboratory, working groups, etc. and are seeking mentors who can provide them with competent guidance and valuable experience

The next announcement will be in June 2017

We are members of the network: Lived Diversity at the Charité