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16th Call for Applications for ProFiL Programme

New opportunity to apply for female scholars preparing for a professorship

№ 006/2022 from Jan 14, 2022

The ProFiL Programme for female researchers pursuing a professorship has had a history of success since it was first founded in 2004. It is run by Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin. As part of the Berlin University Alliance, ProFiL has now substantially expanded the number of program participants and offers an English program line. From September 2022 to October 2023, sixty-six high-achieving female researchers will receive support to further develop their careers and prepare them for the leadership and management tasks of a professor.

The program is offered in German and in English. The German program line requires a very good command of German and the English line a very good command of English (C1 level). ProFiL is open for applications from female scholars with a “Habilitation,” “Habilitation” candidates, junior professors, leaders of junior research groups, and postdocs at Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung). The English program line is designed for international female scholars. International female researchers based at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the joint medical department of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, may apply for the English program line.

Conceptually, the ProFiL Programme targets the individual career advancement of female scholars while also focusing on the challenges of leadership development in times of increased competition and new forms of higher education management. Experienced mentors counsel the participants on career planning and provide information about structures, processes and rules of the game in academia. Accompanying seminars prepare the female researchers for appointment procedures in Germany and other higher education systems, where they develop their leadership skills and expand their knowledge of current forms of higher education management as well as the acquisition of third-party funding. The ProFiL Network promotes exchange among participants and opens pathways for dialogue with leaders in science, politics, and other relevant fields.

A personal contribution of 150 euros must be paid for participation. Deadline for applications is February 25, 2022. Four online informational events in German and in English are open to interested scholars:

• German: January 25 and 26, 2022, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

• English: January 27 and 28, 2022, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Those interested in attending an informational event should register with the Head of the ProFiL Programme or the ProFiL coordinator. Both are happy to provide further information.


Dorothea Jansen, Head of the ProFiL-Programme, Tel.: 030-314-29304, Email: jansen@tu-berlin.de; Dr. Antje Dallmann, Coordinator of the English program line, Tel.: 030-314-70151, Email: dallmann@tu-berlin.de, Website: www.profil-programm.de