Helmholtz Professorships (W2/W3 Programme)

The Helmholtz Association is committed to increasing female representation in senior researcher positions.

Under the W2/W3 (German professorial grades) programme for excellent female scientists five W2/W3 positions a year can be funded by the President’s Strategic Fund. The positions are funded for five years which typically amounts to €1m annually for W3 posts and €750,000 for W2 posts.

Management Boards from the respective Helmholtz Centres are entitled to apply. 

Current Call for applications

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