Coaching possibilites

The RTG  QM3 attaches particular importance to the promotion of female early career researchers and utilizes coaching programmes that are specially designed to support women scientists on their way to an academic career.


In Bremen

  • Navigare - The coaching programme  navigare addresses international female early career researchers (ECR) considering a career in science and leasts one year. The actual course started in November 2019. 
  • Plan m - The plan m mentoring programmes are aimed at female doctoral candidates, post-doctoral candidates and post-doctoral lecturers seeking a professorship or management position in science. Plan your professional career together with professors and experts! You will get to know the central areas of competence of career management in science and develop the corresponding skills for action.
  • Perspektive promotion - With its program “perspektive promotion” the Equal Opportunities Office aims to make it easier for female graduates to gain a doctorate and to support female doctoral candidates in the process of their work. To this end, female doctoral candidates are supported by selected workshops, ongoing counselling and discussion rounds (currently online)
  • Bremen Early Career Researcher Development (m/f/d) – Byrd offers a wide spectrum of trainings, consultings and workshops for (all) PhD students and PostDocs. In addition they support academic and personal exchange through various networking formats. Within the RTG QM3, we encourage the PhD students, to take part make use of these offers.


In Oldenburg

Within the framework of RTG QM3, doctoral students and postdocs may also take advantage of the coaching programmes offered by the University of Bremen.

  • Graduate Academy - The Graduate Academy offers courses in four core areas: 1. Professional and Career development 2. Management and Leadership 3. Communication and Presentation 4.English Language Courses
  • Helene Lange Mentoring Programme for Female Researchers - Female researchers are still under-represented in (leading) research positions and in non-university institutions and companies. This is by no means due to a lack of professional qualification or personal aptitude, but mostly to structural obstacles, which are also partly reinforced by informal practices. Mentoring for female researchers is therefore primarily aimed at preparing them for dealing with these structural obstacles and enabling them to exchange information with peers and more experienced people. The mentoring programmes are intended to help strategically plan the achievement of individual career goals and overcome possible obstacles.
  • Programme "Leadership in science for professors (f/m/d) (in German) - the human resource development offers different workshops and seminars as well as individual coachings. There will be different tools and measurements to support the professors as leaders on the part of their responsibilities for their staff and to encourage the exchange among each other.


In Hamburg