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LMU Mentoring

What is LMU Mentoring?

Within the scope of the LMUexcellent initiative the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München created the LMU Mentoring program. This program supports talented female scientists in pursuing a successful scientific career.
Each faculty appoints mentors to support young excellent female researchers by offering guidance and advice regarding their career management and the development of an own scientific profile.
The mentor for the Faculty for Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Statistics is Prof. Francesca Biagini at the Department of Mathematics.

The current program is extended from October 01, 2014 until September 30, 2016. 

Program features

  • Coaching in career questions
  • Support and guidance regarding topics such as work-life balance and the compatibility of having a family with a successful scientific career
  • Financial support for scientific seminars, conferences, workshops and research periods at foreign instituitions
  • Access to a wide variety of seminars and events, some of them specially organized for the mentees
  • Participation in various kinds of special seminars, e.g. within the LMU-EXTRA program

How to apply

The mentors of each faculty decide individually about the success of an application. Suitable candidates may be suggested by the women's representatives and professors of each faculty. Additionally, self-proposals of young scientists are possible. Every application should be sent by e-mail or post to Prof. Francesca Biagini and should contain the following documents:

  • CV and resume containing research interests and list of publications
  • Letter of motivation indicating the suitability and motivation of a candidate
  • Short description of current qualification project (PhD thesis, professorial dissertation, ...)
  • Reference letter by a professor of the Faculty for Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Statistics
  • Letter of motivation indicating the suitability and motivation of a candidate

Please contact the mentor (mentorin@math.lmu.de) if you have further questions regarding the application for the LMU Mentoringprogram.

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