Pro Exzellenzia plus
Hamburg Innovation GmbH
Project term: 01.04.2021 - 31.12.2024
Pro Exzellenzia plus – Hamburg Innovation | ESF
“Pro Exzellenzia plus” is aimed at highly qualified academic staff, doctorate students, and post-docs (who are registered as female) in Hamburg’s seven universities and other research institutes in the city. In five programme tracks, project participants are trained in career and leadership skills and thus prepared for the early acceptance of leadership positions.
The scholarship programme comprises nine doctorate scholarships (with family grants) and a specific training programme for women with a university degree in STEM subjects, art, music, or architecture. The webinar and workshop programme takes a blended learning approach and is open for all academic disciplines relevant to the target group. Training for female immigrants helps to prepare highly qualified women from immigrant families to meet the demands of Hamburg’s scientific and economic system. The programme tracks counselling for writing applications, lectures, and cooperative events are aimed at people who are registered as female as well as people who identify as diverse.
The primary goal of “Pro Exzellenzia plus” is to increase effectively and sustainably the proportion of women in leadership positions, especially in the STEM area, thus closing the gap between highly qualified university graduates and women in leadership roles. The project contributes to the Hamburg Senate’s Strategy to Meet Requirements for Skilled Labour, the Hamburg framework programme to enhance gender equality, and the action plan to increase acceptance for gender and sexual diversity.