Guidelines to the support program

The guidelines to this support program can be viewed here.



Re-entry scholarship for female scientists by the county ministry of science, continuous education and culture


  • Above average degree, respectively Ph.D-degree
  • Time out of scientific work due to child care for no more than 5 years (or a time out due to a at least 5 year-long qualifying employment outside university)

Funding can be obtained for a re-entry into research or the completion of a research project. The research must take place at a Rhineland-palatine university and must end with a PhD-degree or a professorial position.

To apply, please contact the equality office of our university with a detailed description of the following bullet points:

  • Your scientific career so far
  • Description of the intended research project
  • Details on the above described requirements
  • CV in table form (if applicable including marital status, number of children birth dates of children)
  • If applicable, copies of your children’s birth certificates
  • Copies of employment references and examination certificates, respectively proof of self-employment
  • 2 expert opinions on the status of your research composed by  your professorial tutor (including a statement by him / her concerning your expected degree)

The scholarship is awarded for one year.


  • The awardee should, in workload and time, work equal to a fulltime job or, respectively, apply for a part time research scholarship (funding period will double).
  • After one year the scholarship can, in justified cases, be extended for another half year. In cases of personal hardship, a funding to complete the project for up to 6 month is possible.
  • The awardee and her professorial tutor must provide a half-yearly report on the research progress.

The scholarship amounts to:

  • 1.000 € for PhD-student
  • 1.300 € to qualify for a professorial position

For dependent children the following additional sums can be provided:

  • 150 € for one child
  • 200 € for two children
  • 250 € for three children
  • 300 € for four and more children

Further Informations



Secretariat of the equal opportunity commissioner

Britta Billert
Britta Billert
Beschäftigte Gleichstellungsbüro


+49 6782 17-1913
+49 6782 17-1711


Birkenfeld | Building 9925 | Room 30


Nach Vereinbarung: Montag - Donnerstag 9:00 - 12:30 Uhr

Contactperson: equal opportunity commissioner

Prof. Dr. Rita Spatz
Prof. Dr. Rita Spatz
Professorin FB Umweltplanung/Umwelttechnik - FR Informatik


+49 6782 17-1916


Birkenfeld | Building 9925 | Room 33


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