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Program for Female Doctoral Students

acadeMIA – Your academic career

On your way to the top? Take part in our doctoral program acadeMIA and take one year to enhance your individual profile. Get in contact with role models of the university at small-scale events and expand your scientific community.

  • Target group

    14 female doctoral students of the University of Mannheim

  • Goal of the program

    English-language qualification program promoting your personal development through the acquisition of social skills and networking

  • Duration

    October 2019 to May 2020

  • Contents

    The modules consist of one-day workshops lasting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (8 hours with a lunch break). One module lasts two days (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The workshops take place during the week.

    In addition, there will be an opening and a closing event as well as two informal evening sessions. The dates will be announced in due time.

    Planned modules/workshops

    1. November 14, 2019: Creative Problem Solving with Design Thinking

    2. December 17, 2019: Research Project Management, Time & Stress Management

    3. January 16, 2020: Communicating Effectively & Marketing Yourself

    4. February 14, 2020: Career Planning – What are my further career movements?

    5. March 27, 2020: Conflict Management

    6. April 6/7, 2020: Conference Presentation (2 days)

    7. May 8, 2020: Tailor Made Job Applications – How to apply for a job and be hired

  • Application process

    Required application documents: A letter of motivation (with a focus on your academic achievements and your professional objectives), your CV and the application form (see Downloads)

  • Application deadline

    Please submit your application by July 31, 2019.

  • Fees

    The program is free of charge. Each participant is required to pay EUR 100 to cover the costs for water, coffee, tea, and snacks. You have to pay this catering fee before the first workshop.

acadeMIA is a unique program offered at the University of Mannheim bringing together inspiring female early-stage researchers. In addition to providing a wide range of input during the workshops, the program also contributes to the creation of a group cohesion that lasts beyond acadeMIA!

Cosima Meyer, academic staff member at the chair of Political Science IV and in the “Data and Methods Unit” of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). / Photo credit: Jula Jacob

acadeMIA has been rewarding for me, both from a professional and from a personal perspective. During the training program, I was able to further develop my professional skills and improve the perception of my strengths. In addition, I came into contact with many fascinating young female researchers from various disciplines, thus expanding my horizon enormously. Working with them and the coaches was great fun!

Kerstin Lux, doctoral student at the chair of Scientific Computing / Photo credit: Privat

The acadeMIA program was very helpful for both my professional and personal development. Thanks to the program, I was able to build a network of women from different disciplines, and the exchange of ideas stimulated exciting interdisciplinary research questions. In addition, I also made some friends during the program, which I still cherish very much even years later.

Anna Bruk, academic staff member at the chair of Micro-Sociology and Social Psychology / Photo credit: Timo Hecht

Contact:

Dr. Antje Nolting

Dr. Antje Nolting

Referentin der Gleichstellungsbeauftragten
University of Mannheim
Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
B 6, 30-32 – Room 013
68159 Mannheim
Office hours:
Mon, Tue and Fri: 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Thu: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Wed: Telearbeit (Erreichbar per E–Mail)
Veronika Ruf

Veronika Ruf

Referentin der Gleichstellungs­beauftragten
University of Mannheim
Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
B 6, 30-32 – Room 013
68159 Mannheim
Office hours:
Wed,Thu 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fri 9 a.m.-noon
Alexandra Raquet

Alexandra Raquet

Leiterin der Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
University of Mannheim
Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
B 6, 30-32 – Room 020
68159 Mannheim