Information for international applicants

Mentoring Hessen offers mentoring, training and networking in German.

International applicants can participate as mentees if they are students, doctoral students, postdocs or other qualified academics at a university in the German state of Hesse and have sufficient knowledge of German (roughly a B2 level according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Upon request, it is possible to conduct the selection interview in English and work with an English-speaking mentor. If you are interested, please contact us before applying. We will be happy to advise you on whether an application makes sense.

Contact persons for international applicants are as follows:

Students of STEM (MINT) subjects: Dr. Uta Henßge henssge@mentoringhessen.de

Doctoral students: Claudia Miebach miebach@mentoringhessen.de

Postdocs: Maike Schikora schikora@mentoringhessen.de

Prospective professors: PD Dr. Astrid Franzke franzke@mentoringhessen.de

 

Mentoring Hessen

Mentoring Hessen is a joint project of Hessian universities and universities of applied sciences to advance the careers of women. The aim is to increase the percentage of women in attractive specialist and management positions in both academia and business. With the help of four different lines of support, young women are supported and guided through the decisive phases of their professional development – from student to professor! The close cooperation with renowned companies and research institutions also opens up career opportunities outside of academia.

Through mentoring, training and networking, young women are supported in the decisive phases of their professional development. In each of our lines of support, we offer tailored mentoring that enables both one-on-one support with a mentor and support in a peer group. The training and networking program includes target group-specific and comprehensive workshops and events on soft skills, career strategies and other topics.

Benefits for Mentees

  • Support and qualification in the decisive transition phases from studies to professorship
  • Guidance regarding various career paths in academia, business, research management and the public sector
  • Development of individual career strategies and support in decision-making processes
  • Enhancement of vocational and subject-specific competencies
  • Expansion of the network

 

ProCareer.MINT

Are you a student of the natural sciences or engineering? Are you about to decide on what comes after your studies and would you like to find the right career path for you?

Target group: Students of STEM (MINT) subjects at universities in the German state of Hesse (Bachelor, Master, State Examination)

Aims: Guidance and support during studies and in transition phases to a Master’s degree, doctorate and career entry into business, academia or the public sector

Mentoring: One-on-one mentoring with experienced mentors from business, academia or administration

Duration: 12 months, starting annually

Application: Always from October 1st to December 1st, online

Spaces available: 130

 

ProCareer.Doc 

Are you a doctoral student or postdoc? Are you about to decide on what comes after your doctorate and in which direction you would like to orient yourself?

Target group: Doctoral students and early postdocs (up to two years after their doctorate) from all disciplines at institutions of higher education in the German state of Hesse

Aims: Guidance on post-doctoral career options with a focus on business, research or research management and development of individual career strategies

Mentoring: One-on-one mentoring with experienced mentors from business, academia or administration, combined with peer mentoring

Duration: 12 months, starting annually

Application: Always from October 1st to December 1st, online

Spaces available: 80

 

ProAcademia

Are you a postdoc or an advanced doctoral student? Do you see your professional future in academia and would you like to plan your next career steps?

Target group: Early postdocs (up to two years after their doctorate) and advanced doctoral students from all disciplines at universities in the German state of Hesse with the goal of pursuing a career in academia

Aims: Funding and qualification for a successful future in academia or non-academic research

Mentoring: One-on-one mentoring with professors from universities or research institutions, combined with peer counselling and workshops for qualification in the scientific community

Duration: 15 months, starting annually

Application: Always from October 1st to December 1st, online; additional documents must also be submitted by post

Available spaces: 30

 

ProProfessur

Are you an advanced postdoc, habilitation candidate or associate professor (Privatdozentin)? Are you looking for a professorship and would you like to prepare yourself strategically for it?

Target group: Advanced postdocs, post-doctoral candidates, associate professors (Privatedozentinnen), junior professors, junior research group leaders from all disciplines at universities in the German state of Hesse

Aims: Qualification, support, individual career planning and career support on the way to professorship at universities or universities of applied sciences

Mentoring: One-on-one mentoring with professors from universities or research institutions, combined with peer counselling and workshops for qualification in the scientific community

Duration: 18 months, starting every two years

Application: Always from October 1st to January 15th, online; additional documents must also be submitted by post

Spaces available: 45