IGSSE meets the challenge of gender and diversity in science and engineering with special regard to supporting women. Currently, 40% of our scholarships have been assigned to female doctoral candidates. The IGSSE Fellowship has been escpecially designed to strengthen female researchers in their early stage career.
To increase the percentage of women at IGSSE and to improve the work-life balance, IGSSE pays special attention to the needs of women, parents and families. In cooperation with the TUM Women’s Office and the TUM department of Gender Studies in Engineering, we offer
- courses and networking opportunities for female scientists
- part-time doctoral programs
- childcare facilities
- dual-career opportunities
There is also an option to prolong an IGSSE scholarship to up to 12 months in case of pregnancy and childbirth or adoption. In addition, the doctoral scholarship may be raised, depending on the scholarship holder´s financial circumstances.