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CORA Coaching Women for Research and Academia

About the program


As a woman researcher at the end of the doctoral process, you are planning your further career in academia. You are well aware that career and personal development are essential to professionalism. And you are looking for the right strategy to attain your career goals. You want to consciously plan each phase of your career and reflect on the subject-specific conditions required. The University of Freiburg aims to support you professionally with coaching and workshops on strategic career planning.


The next call for applications will be between 1 July and 1 September 2021. The next round of the program begins in October 2021 and ends in May 2023.

 

Target group


The program is intended for female researchers at the University of Freiburg who have submitted their thesis, female postdocs, assistant professors, and group leaders from all faculties except Medicine.

 

No. of participants


Ten annually.

 

Program content

  • One-on-one coaching with a maximum of fifteen sessions.
  • Exclusive training sessions to complement the University’s regular advanced training program.
  • Motivation through regular get-togethers of a peer group.
  • Development of a network of female researchers.

 

Requirements


A requirement for participation is the intention of qualifying for a responsible position in research and academia. You should be prepared to take part in the CORA events.

 

Applicants must compile and submit their own applications, which must include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • A letter of motivation outlining the reasons and, if applicable, the urgency for participation in the coaching program as well as your further academic career plans. 
  • Academic degree certificates, particularly your doctoral degree certificate; awards, etc.
  • Documentation of an employment contract with the University of Freiburg for at least a year from the start of the coaching (October 2021).

 

Pre-selection


If there are more than ten applications which meet the formal criteria, lots will be drawn.

 

Coaches

The University of Freiburg has a pool of professionally-trained, certified coaches.

 

Conditions


Confidentiality:
Names of participants and the goals and contents of the coaching are confidential.

Quality assurance: Because the program is in a pilot phase, we request that you make an interim evaluation after five sessions. At the end of the coaching the program will be evaluated to ensure the quality of the service.

 

Scope

Coaching: The purpose and the aim of the coaching are explained in the initial consultation with the coach. A framework agreement is signed by you, the coach, and the university. You and the coach decide together how often you will meet.

Training sessions: A maximum of four exclusive training sessions are offered. 

Network meetings: You meet with the other CORA participants every six to eight weeks.

 

Possible topics of coaching

  • Clarification of roles
  • Greater reflection
  • Strategic planning for a visible external profile
  • Reflecting on values
  • Dealing with ambivalence
  • Strengthening your research profile
  • Making strategic plans
  • Working on your vision
  • Breaking the creative block
  • Improving time management and setting priorities
  • Reconciling academic and private life
  • Dealing with extraordinary burdens
  • Further developing your social competence (communication, leadership skills, team skills)
  • Strengthening your ability to manage conflict
  • Working conflict-solving

 

Dates


tbd.

 

Contact

Gender and Diversity Office

Mariana Vargas Ustares

Phone: 0761 203-9053

mariana.vargas-ustares@zv.uni-freiburg.de

 

Consultation hours Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment.