Career Development

The Max Planck Society has set up a mentoring programme - Minerva-FemmeNet - that offers support to all female junior scientists - from graduate to top qualified scientists - tailored towards their respective professional qualifications.  more
Within the Elisabeth Schiemann Kolleg scientific members of the Max Planck Society foster the careers of excellent female scientists after their postdoc phase, helping them to succeed on their way to an appointment as a tenured professor or as a director of a research institution. Julijana Gjorgjieva is currently a member of the Elisabeth-Schiemann-Kolleg. more
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation
The Foundation for the promotion of science and research, initiated in 2004, supports talented young women with children. It aims to create the freedom and mobility required to further their scientific careers. The Foundation wishes to help prevent science from losing excellent talent. It is aimed specifically at graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of experimental natural sciences and medicine.
In 2017, Anja Gemmer (Schuman Department) was awarded a fellowship. more
The Sign Up! Career building program was established as a collaboration between the Max Planck Society and the EAF Berlin. It aims at promoting women post-doctoral researchers and academic staff in their career development and prepare them for leadership roles in the scientific community. As of now, Max Planck Directors can nominate female scientists at the postdoctoral level for participation. Please find more information in the flyer "Sign Up! Career building for Postdocs of the MPG", visible on the right column. more
Dual Career Network Rhine-Main Region
The Dual Career Service offers assistance for the families of newly appointed scientists at the MPI for Brain Research. The service provides advice and support to their partners concerning their own career advancement and family relocation. Dual Career Service is coordinated by the Goethe University and the MPI-BR is a member of the Dual Career Network Rhine-Main Region. more
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