Gender Equality Measures

2nd Announcement 2023/2024 of the Gender Equality Measures

We invite our female scientists to expand their career opportunities within the framework of the gender equality measures of SPP 2176 Iranian Highlands. Please submit your applications to us for your additional professional and personal development measures. These should go beyond the regular qualification offer in the research project.

We would like to support our female scientists in particular, because

  • female scientists at management level are underrepresented throughout Germany and worldwide.
  • also, structural discrimination still exists. Therefore, career development measures are designed to support female scientists in pursuing their scientific careers and qualify them for their further scientific endeavors.

 What can you apply for:

  • Mentoring programmes
  • Coachings
  • Soft skills courses
  • Conference visits (additional to the SPP 2176 ones)
  • Additional subject-specific training
  • Auxiliary (GER: Hilfskraft) to support your scientific work if working time is lost due to childcare. See:
  • Professional development
  • Participation in existing women supporting programmes
  • Panel discussions
  • Role Model talks
  • Career talks
  • PostDoc starting grant/female research
  • Job shadowing
  • Research blog by female scientists
  • LAB visit abroad
  • International mentoring
  • Initial funding of sub-project leader positions:
  • Visiting female researchers (incl. networking) (under certain conditions)
  • Home office workplaces (under certain conditions)
  • Parent-couple workshop (time and task sharing for division of tasks for work and family)
  • Training for gender-sensitive recruiting (also for males)
  • Language sensitisation training (also for males)
  • Awareness-raising events (Girl’s Day/student project days)
  • Website on gender equality and family friendliness
  • Gender in research/gender symposium
  • Cross-association financing of a gender consultant
  • Pitch your science:
  • And other

For additional information please read here:

There may be other measures that might fit to the programme. Please don´t hesitate to contact us.

Possible amount: Up to 2000,00 €, incl. tax and all other costs. You may request higher costs with appropriate justification.

Please note: Activities must take place in Germany, but are also possible remotely (video meetings). We cannot transfer any money to companies or service providers outside EU. You can also apply as a group. In exceptional cases, male scientists can also apply, e.g. for gender sensitivity activities.

What is required:

Please use the form and:

  • name the activity, date, expected costs ( MwSt/VAT) etc you want to apply for.
  • If the costs are higher than 1000 € (excl. MwSt/VAT), we need three offers or a justification, because of the legal regulations for billing.
  • Please write in no more than 500 words about your concern and motivation, your goal, the problem to be solved, your expectations or otherwise in applying for the measure.
  • state your connection to the SPP 2176 Iranian Highlands.
  • attachments: your short CV and the offer, registration or similar for the planned activity if already available.
  • after the activity has taken place, please send us a receipt or certificate of participation.

Deadline for application:

3rd of January 2024.

Submission via this form:

Click here

Please don´t hesitate to contact your Human Resources Development Office, the Equal Opportunity Office or the Gender Consulting at your university or Dr. Natascha Bagherpour Kashani ( if you need help finding the right measure, e.g. a coach or mentor. In case of technical problems (you cannot use the form) you can also contact us via this address.

Please note: We will not publish any names on this website.