Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Department of Physics


Call for applications

Dear members of the Institute of Physics,

The Commission for the Empowerment of Women at the Institute of Physics still has funds to spend until the end of the year and the call is open to submit applications for the co-financing of measures for the advancement of women*. Both larger projects and individuals can be funded. In the past, applications have been approved for i.e. transitional funding for the completion of qualification work/thesis scholarships, professional development courses and workshops, conference participation, short-term childcare, funding for guest researchers*, stays abroad, language courses, funding for the implementation of own research ideas and urgently needed work materials. This financial support is not only available to full-time employees of Humboldt-Universität, but also explicitly to female* students.

Applications can be submitted formless at any time to the Women's Advancement Commission (by email to For funds that are to be spent by the end of this year, however, the deadline is 18.09.2022. Applications should explain how the measure serves to promote women*. The group's own contribution is also required (if the person to be funded is a member of a group), as well as a statement explaining why the group cannot finance the project itself.

If you are unsure about the application or eligibility for funding, I will be happy to provide advice.


26. German Conference of Women in Physics

Dear women* at the Institute of Physics,
from 24th to 27th November, the German Conference of Women in Physics will take place, online and in Karlsruhe. 10 female* students will get the possibility to have their conference fees reimbursed and to receive travel and accommodation allowances. A conference contribution such as a poster or lecture is not required.
Conference fees will be reimbursed up to the amount of the early-bird fee. However, the conference dinner will only be funded for those without a Master's degree. We can cover travel costs and accommodation up to a maximum of 150€ per person.
If you are interested, please send me an email ( by 14.09.
Early-bird registration is open until 30.09. at