In the interest of increased transparency in the awarding of long-term scholarships from the state funds for the realization of equal opportunities for women in research and teaching, the Standing Commission for Research and Young Academics, together with the Office for Equal Opportunities and the university women's representatives, has revised and written down the award criteria for the scholarships.


I. Target group

  • Women at the UniA who are working on a post-doctoral research project after successfully completing their doctoral degree
  • Women at UniA who are in the initial or final stages of their post-doctoral work
  • Excellent young female academics at the UniA (including excellent female doctoral candidates)

II. general conditions

  • The funding period is one year. A 3-month extension is only possible in justified exceptional cases.
  • The scholarship is intended for living expenses in order to be able to fully concentrate on the scientific project for the duration of the funding.
  • Partial scholarships, e.g. in combination with half-time employment or 50% parental leave, are possible.
  • A participation of the scholarship holder in teaching for the duration of the scholarship is desired, 2 SWS are recommended.
  • Deviating from this, a paid teaching activity of up to 2 SWS in excess of the recommended teaching activity may be carried out. The fact that this does not affect the qualification work supported by the scholarship must be justified.
  • The amount of any other funding will be deducted from the above amounts.
  • It is expected that at least one seminar of the KLeVer program will be attended during the funding period

 III. funding amounts (monthly)

  • Scholarship for female postdoctoral researchers 2.400€
  • Habilitation scholarship 2.400€
  • Scholarships for excellent young academics 1.500€.
  • Childcare supplement: 200€ for the first child and 100€ for each additional child under the age of 12

IV. Award criteria / Points system

In order to make the awarding process for fellowship applications transparent and comprehensible, a points system will be used from 2022. Here, the scientific customs of the respective faculty and subject culture will be taken into account when evaluating the applicants. The criteria are as follows:


1. scientific qualification: doctoral or master's degree grade; scientific publications; other qualifications; third-party funding obtained or participation in the submission of applications for third-party funding; awards earned


2. faculty recommendation and expert opinion with justifications regarding a) expected professorability; b) why, despite efforts, no other funding opportunity exists for the project


3. affiliation with a professorship that has little or no endowment


4. determination to further one's own scientific career: e.g., participation in KLeVer courses; participation in other courses (scientific methods; career planning or similar); memberships in research groups, professional associations, or similar


5. compatibility with family: raising children; caring for relatives


6. scientific and socio-political or honorary commitment


In the event of a tie, preference will be given to junior researchers from those faculties whose proportion of women is below the average at UniA. In addition, an even distribution of scholarships between the faculties is aimed for in the longitudinal section.