Mentoring

Career-Mentoring for STEM-doctoral candidates

The programme "Career-Mentoring for STEM-doctoral candidates" seeks to support doctoral candidates in natural and life sciences preparing for a career in industry and society. They will receive individual mentoring by experienced people working in industry and society, who successfully built a career outside academia after their doctorate and are now willing to share their knowledge and experience. The mentoring programme is part of the project "Natural sciences in industry and society", funded by the Joachim Herz Foundation.

Applications are open to German and international doctoral students and early postdocs (up to a maximum of one year after the doctorate) from the STEM subjects at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, who are approaching a turning point in their professional careers. An application is possible until 1 June 2020. Further information can be found here.

Rowena Morse Mentoring Programme

Are you a doctoral candidate or a postdoctoral researcher at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena or another Thuringian university? Are you currently in the planning phase of your individual career path? Are you interested in an exchange with an experienced professor and like-minded peers? Are you motivated to network and to develop your personal profile? Then apply for the Rowena Morse Mentoring Programme!

The mentoring programme provides interdisciplinary support for female doctoral candidates in the final phase of their doctorates and for female postdoctoral researchers in the orientation phase of their individual careers. In addition to the placement of a mentor, specific workshops for further qualification are offered. Within the framework of peer mentoring, the mentees network with (young) scientists from other Thuringian universities and are accompanied in groups by experienced professors from the Thuringian universities. The programme runs for a total of 12 months and begins at the end of October/beginning of November of each calendar year.

The programme is financed by the Thüringer Kompetenznetzwerk Gleichstellung. The basic concept was developed at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and further developed by the Mentoring Working Group of the Thuringian Equality Competence Network as a joint concept of Thuringia's universities.

The application deadline was 15th September 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bianka Dettmer at the Office of the Vice President for Young Researchers and Diversity Management.