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Mentoring Plus

for female PhD Candidates and Postdocs

The one-year program promotes the career paths of highly qualified women in an individual and practice-oriented format. In two tailor-made programs, Mentoring Plus supports female PhD Candidates and Postdocs in their professional careers.

Apply now for the International Mentoring Plus program for advanced female doctoral and postdoctoral candidates! Application deadline: January 26, 2020.

Program details

Support in addition to the program

  • Continuing advice and support
  • Free child care
  • Barrier-free access

Mentoring Plus is aimed at women who are looking for a career in science, who are planning a career in a science-related field, or who would like to switch to other areas such as business, politics or administration. The program supports young women scientists who would like to work actively and intensively in planning their future career and life goals. Mentees benefit from the three components of the one-year program:

  • Mentoring - professional biographical exchange with a specialist and/or manager
    (individually designed in terms of content and time)
  • Training - further development of practical and leadership-oriented qualifications
  • Networking - with mentees and mentors within the program, in the Talent Network with other highly qualified junior staff, and across sectors with experts

Support in addition to the program

  • Continuing advice and support
  • Free child care
  • Barrier-free access


Women are still clearly under-represented in higher specialist and management positions. In this context, Mentoring Plus aims to:

  • increase career and promotion opportunities for highly qualified women
  • promote the visibility of young women scientists’ skills and potentials
  • provide opportunities for intergenerational exchange on career-related issues and
  • strengthen female leadership roles

Funding and partners

The Potsdam Graduate School implements the Mentoring Plus program for doctoral students and postdocs as part of the project "High Potentials - Academy for Postdoctoral Career Development." It works closely with the Career Service, which supervises the Mentoring Plus program for female students, and the Coordination Office for Equal Opportunities.

Portrait of Jasmin Blümlein

Contact person: Jasmin Blümlein

Potsdam Graduate School


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Am Kanal 47
14467 Potsdam