Uni-Tübingen

Athene program for female scientists

With the Athene Program, the University of Tübingen supports in particular female scientists in the post-doc phase and junior professors. The funding period is two years. The term of the current group is 1.1.2020-31.12.2021.

Since spring 2013 - the first round of calls for proposals for the Athene program - 65 excellent women scientists have already been supported on their career path. The first Athene women have already taken on professorships or achieved other impressive successes in science. The Athene program for female scientists was originally one of the core measures of the Institutional Strategy in the area of equality at the University of Tübingen and is now being continued as a successful model within the framework of the university strategy.The program aims to mitigate existing disadvantages for women in the science system. This pursues the University of Tübingen's stated goal of promoting scientific excellence through equal opportunities for women at the university.


The intramural program offers additional funds for research that can be used flexibly, e.g. for student assistant, conference attendance or research organization.

In addition, there is individual coaching related to the academic career and offers for science-related trainings for women. Networking and the exchange of experiences among Athene participants take place in workshops held twice a year.
Networking and the exchange of experiences among Athene participants take place in workshops held twice a year.

The Athene program is organized by the Equal Opportunity Office in cooperation with the Department II for Research and the Graduate Academy.

If you have any questions about the program or how to apply, please send a message to gleichstellungsbuero@uni-tuebingen.de. You are also welcome to contact Ms. Wenta (29-74959), Dr. Mauch (29-74954) or Ms. Weitbrecht (29-77751) in the Equal Opportunity Office directly.