Funding of first-time appointments of excellent female scientists (W2/W3)
Within the framework of the Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation, the Helmholtz Association is intensifying its efforts to attract and fund excellent women scientists – especially from abroad – to top positions. The current concept of the Initiative and Networking Fund (2017–2020) aims to support these efforts through the first-time professorial appointment program (W2/W3) for women scientists who are at an early stage in their careers and demonstrate outstanding scientific performance.
Helmholtz Distinguished Professorship – funding to recruit top-level international female scientists (W3)
Scientific management positions are the defining element of any research institution. As joint appointments with universities, they are also an important link between Helmholtz, non-university research organizations, and its university partners. Within the framework of the Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation, the Helmholtz Association is intensifying its efforts to attract excellent women scientists from abroad to these positions. Together with its funding bodies, it is continuing its successful recruitment initiative of recent years under the new Helmholtz Distinguished Professorship program.