Academics & Scientists

Recruitment Procedure & Conflict Management

The women’s representative at the department is the local person who is known at the institutes and entrusted with all of the relevant details within the department. The duties and rights of the women’s representatives are rooted in law (BerlHG, LGG) and are governed by the Guidelines on the Promotion of Women (Frauenförderrichtlinien, FFR) of Freie Universität Berlin.

Concerning conflicts at work, female employees have the opportunity to contact the head of administration, the staff council or the women’s representative.

In case of sexual harassment (verbal or non-verbal, stalking) you should necessarily contact the women’s representative of the department, the Chief Gender Equality Officer (Working Group against Sexual Harassment at Freie Universität Berlin) or a member of the Staff Council. All requests are strictly confidential.


Financial Support for Women

Within the scope of performance-oriented allocation of funding for the area of gender equality at Freie Universität Berlin, the department offers various options to provide financial support for women.
More information can be taken from the process of allocating financial support for women.

Applications can be constantly submitted to the women’s representative.
Depending on the number of applications the Women’s Financial Support Committee (KFFM) will meet as soon as possible for making a resolution.

Events from the Rhoda-Erdmann-Program and travel to Informatica Feminale receive support in the form of grants, taking a reasonable contribution by attendees themselves into account.

Rhoda-Erdmann-Program (Continuing Education)

Informatica Feminale Bremen


Promotion Programs, Scholarships & Organisations

ProFil – Professionalization of Women in Research and Teaching

Promotion Programs just for Women (German Education Server)


Young Female Scientist Award of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.

For Women in Science (L’Oréal Foundation)

CEWS – Center of Excellence Women and Science

Association for Women in Mathematics

DREAM – shortly for Dahlem Research Mentoring – supports female doctoral students at the transition to an academic or non-academic career. The mentoring offers a specific individual assistance in career planning, the progression and deepening of work-related abilities as well as the setting up of reliable contacts.