Academic careers are multifaceted and take up a lot of time. Personal requirements, circumstances, and perspectives on life may change over time. The right financing for your project thus plays a major role in your success.

The Department of Equal Opportunity and Social Diversity is your contact point when it comes to funding options for (early-stage) female researchers.

Get an overview of your options on the following pages.

Jobs and Positions

Your scholarship will expire shortly before you complete your doctorate or your chair has no positions available? We offer funding options for female researchers at all career levels.

Travel Expenses

Women going abroad: We subsidize the international mobility of female researchers as part of their research activities.

Funds for Student and Research Assistants

Reducing working hours for family reasons and at the same time sharpening your research profile: this is made possible by the university’s student and research assistant funds.

Awards and Distinctions

The Senate Committee on Equal Opportunity awards prizes for final theses and outstanding publications on gender and diversity issues.


Corinna Kröger

Corinna Kröger (she/her)

Executive Assistant to the Central Equal Opportunities Commissioner; Project for evidence-based equal opportunities work
University of Mannheim
Department of Equal Opportunity and Social Diversity
B 6, 30–32 – Room 013
68159 Mannheim
Sabine Kußmaul

Sabine Kußmaul (she/her)

Head of the Department of Equal Opportunity and Social Diversity
University of Mannheim
Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
B 6, 30–32 – Room 020
68159 Mannheim