Material expenses fund fort he promotion of gender equality in science and academia
(internal university call)
Funding is provided for female researchers and scientists in early career phases who are members of the University of Rostock and wish to advance their research activities at the University of Rostock, as well as for scientific projects, plans or measures that support equality at the University of Rostock in research and teaching in an outstanding manner.
Since the Professorinnenprogramm III aims to bring more women into top academic positions, only women can be funded with money from this program, according to the funder and project sponsor.
What is promoted?
A grant under the material exposes fund includes, in particular:
- Travel expenses for active participation in meetings, conferences (with own presentation / publication), etc.
- Travel expenses to finance research stays
- Conference papers, including their translation
- Printing cost subsidies for monographs
- Childcare costs incurred due to participation in meetings, conferences, research stays, etc.
Scope of support
The amount of funding depends on the application and is limited to an amount of up to € 1,000 per application. The approved funds may only be used in accordance with the application and should be called up promptly, but within a maximum of 9 months after approval (does not apply if a different period was specified in the application). Changes are possible after consultation.
The funds must be used in accordance with the budgetary guidelines of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the University of Rostock. The granting is conditional and depends on the availability of the promised funding from the Professorinnenprogramm III of the federal and state governments. Legal recourse is excluded. There is no legal claim to the granting of funding.
The call for applications for this material exposes fund is issued twice a year. The application deadline for the current round of calls is August 15, 2021. The earliest possible start of funding is October 2021.
Applications based on acute social hardship are not bound by the specified application deadlines.
Documents to be submitted
- Completed, signed application form
- Curriculum vitae in tabular form (without photo)
- Proof of membership at the University of Rostock
- Brief description of the qualification project, incl. justification of the necessity of the material cost support for the project (max. 1 page)
- Vote on funding by the responsible professorship, incl. assessment by the reviewer
- Detailed proof of the requested funding amount under the requirement of cost savings, including an explanation of why the project cannot be financed otherwise
- If applicable, explanation of individual circumstances or proof of social hardship
In order to support female scientists and researchers in early career phases, the University of Rostock has established an material expenses fund within the framework of the Professorinnenprogramm III of the German federal and state governments. This fund supports female scientists and doctoral candidates in their scientific work at the local university by providing grants for material costs.
Incoming applications are first examined from a formal point of view and for their likelihood of success. The Rectorate decides on the allocation of funds based on the proposal of the Commission for Equal Opportunity and Diversity.
As a rule, no reasons are given for rejections.
Funding is only possible if it can be proven that no other financing options exist. This must be explained in the application. Multiple funding is excluded.
Female scientists who have already received funding can reapply once. However, priority is given to new female applicants.
Dissemination of the application documents/ publication of the promotion
The documents submitted by the applicants will be passed on within the decision-making bodies involved. The applicants expressly agree to their name and their research or funding topic being mentioned in the context of reporting on the female professors program at the University of Rostock. This includes, for example, mention on the homepage of the university and in other press articles.
If a funding commitment is obtained on the basis of falsely provided information, it may be terminated immediately by the University of Rostock. The amounts paid must be repaid in full within three months.
Evaluation and reporting requirements
The award of a grant for material costs also includes an obligation on the part of the grantee to participate in the evaluation of the program and to submit a final report. The final report contains a brief outline of the achieved work status and funding goal. The report (max. 1 page) must be submitted no later than one month after the end of the grant.