ProChance - career

Funding scheme for improving career prospects of young female researchers

The Friedrich Schiller University is committed to the objective of equal opportunitues for women and men in science and therefore we will support scientific activities and qualification of female researchers.

Our funding scheme ProChancecareer promotes our outstanding female researchers on their way to a professorship. The University provide funds which shall promote and improve the further development of the scientific profile and the chance to be appointed as professor. To promote the scientific independence is the main focus of this programme. Funds may be requested for: carrying out research projects, conducting conferences, mobility (e.g. research stay abroad), to prepare for third-party funding or for a research leave. It is also possible to apply for family allowances for scholarships already granted. The strategic focus of projects for which funding is requested must be convincingly demonstrated and justified in the application.

You may apply to cover staff cost (e.g. teaching associates, student assistants) and material and travel expenses of up to € 40,000. The duration of the programme is limited to 2 years.


ProChance-career programme is advertised annually on March, 1st. Applications may be submitted until April, 5th of the respective year. Please submitt your application via the online application portal


Juliane Heimann, Dr
Dr. Juliane Heimann
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena