The scholarships are aimed at excellent female academics who are specifically preparing for an academic career as a professor or who already fulfil the formal requirements for a professorship. Within the framework of the scholarship, it is intended to carry out a research project as preliminary work for a major project (e.g. habilitation) or a more extensive research project (e.g. the planning of a collaborative project). In accordance with the objective, the funding should enable the scholarship holders to significantly increase their career opportunities for a university professorship.
The call for proposals is open to all topics. However, it is expected that the research projects will be conducted in cooperation with academics from the University of Erfurt. The duration of the scholarships is up to 24 months. The funding includes a monthly stipend of 1,600 euros and, if applicable, a family allowance. In addition, there is an annual flat-rate research allowance. Furthermore, the scholarship includes career coaching and workshop offers within the framework of the programme "Academic Training and Qualification" as well as individual proposal coaching for the planned third-party funding project. Subject to capacity, a workplace can be provided at the University of Erfurt.