Financial Support Programmes for Female Researchers

Improvement of structural framework conditions set aside, the Financial Support Programmes for Female Researchers of Ulm University are focused on paving the way for a more gender equitable scientific culture, and encouraging successful female early stage researchers to pursue a career in academia. 

The following support measures are available:

Laboratory Assistance for Young Women Researchers during Pregnancy or Breast-feeding

Lab assistance allows female researchers to continue their lab research during periods of pregnancy and breastfeeding, if they are unable to carry out the work themselves due to medical reasons. This offers a solution to finish scientific work within the scheduled time frame despite pregnancy or maternity.

The support is available to female doctoral and postdoctoral candidates at Ulm University – including the Medical Faculty, and in individual cases with relevant reasons also to bachelor's and master's students.

Laboratory assistance


Funding of conference travel, seminar travel and research visits for doctoral candidates and post-docs will be available within the framework of the Financial Support Programmes for Female Researchers in the course of 2021.

On-site attendance
Depending on the course of the pandemic applications will be accepted at any time starting autumn 2021; funding decision will be made three times a year. Information on application procedures will follow in due course.

Remote attendance
Funding of meetings and courses with remote attendance will be launched in the first half of 2021. Application details will be out shortly.

Meanwhile funding is continued via Graduate and Professional Training Center Ulm (ProTrainU). Please check their website (keyword „Mobility Programme“) for guidelines and application forms here

Project start-up

This programme strives to encourage qualified female junior researchers to further their academic careers. To support them with starting their own research projects and laying the groundwork for a third-party funds application research assistants, materials and equipment, and/or remuneration of test persons are funded.


Bridging Programme for the Career Entry of Female Junior Researchers

Ulm University seeks to attract as many female junior researchers as possible for an academic career. The bridging programme supports their transition to the next qualification level and allows faculties and institutes to offer attractive conditions in the competition for qualified female graduates.


Hertha Nathorff Programme

The Hertha Nathorff Programme supports the advancement of the scientific careers of female junior researchers at the Medical Faculty after they obtained their doctorate. Candidates can apply for funding for rotation/exemption positions (physicians) or research positions (scientists).

Details of the Hertha-Nathorff-Programme

Margarete von Wrangell Programme

The state government advertises the 'Margarete von Wrangell Programme' in order to support and increase the number of female junior lecturers. The primary goal of this programme is to encourage qualified women researchers to obtain a postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) and support them financially.

Margarete von Wrangell Programme

Brigitte Schlieben-Lange-Programme for Young Women Researchers and Academics with Child(ren)

The primary objective of the Brigitte Schlieben-Lange-Programme of the State of Baden-Wurttemberg is to support young excellent female researchers with child(ren) and to enhance the reliability of planning during their doctorate studies, habilitation or arts degree.

Brigitte Schlieben-Lange-Programme