via:mento is a mentoring programme for female postdoctoral researchers from all faculties and disciplines of the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel. It is aiming at researchers who are continuing their academic career after PhD, aiming for a professorship or a permanent senior research scientist position. via:mento is held in German.
All participating female postdoctoral researchers in via:mento (mentees) get the opportunity to find a personal mentor. The general idea of a mentoring relationship with a professor or an experienced female or male senior scientist in a permanent position at a university or non-university research institute is to lend personal career management more focus and structure.
Up to 15 female postdoctoral researchers can take part in via:mento. The current programme cycle started in December 2014 and ends in August 2016. That’s 21 months all together.
Workshops and network events in via:mento are held in German. Therefore, a basic knowledge of German is a prerequisite for participation. Mentoring relationships can be held in any language the mentoring tandem feels comfortable with. Applications can be handed in in English.
For more information on via:mento visit our German via:mento website http://www.mentoring.uni-kiel.de/de/.