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dynaMENT advanced

dynaMENT advanced for female* junior professors, (junior) research group leaders and postdoctoral researchers is a mentoring program to give advice and assistance on career planning /scientific profile, prepares for future management tasks, gives individual, targeted and group specific support of female researchers, and strengthens personal networks.

Training includes:
• individual assessment
• goal-setting and development plan
• one-to-one mentoring (international mentor)
• peer mentoring
• individual coaching
• career workshops
• networking events
• review of development

duration: 2 years

To participate you must be a member of a dynaMENT partner, aiming for a professorship or leading position, be willing to build up a mentoring relationship and participate in the networking and training events.

The application process is over. New applications are possible again in 2022.

Apply here for dynaMENT advanced

Important: Please fill out the application to the end. At the end, the requested documents must be uploaded. Then please confirm your application on the last page. You will receive a confirmation email when we have received your application.

Should there be technical errors, please contact mentoring@dynament.de for support.


In exceptional cases, and if the use of the digital application is not possible, the applications can also be submitted in PDF format.

You can find the form here
- Application form
- CV
- Letter of motivation (Info)
- Short description of research projects/ post-doctoral thesis
- Publication list

Send your complete application to:
CUI-Office / Julia Panzer
"dynaMENT”, Building 610 HARBOR
Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg
(we do not offer an encrypted procedure)

The Application Process

After we have reviewed your application we will inform you if you are invited to a personal interview in which your CV, your career plans, your personal motivation and your personal goals and objectives for the mentoring will be discussed.

After Acceptance to the Program

You suggest and/or we will look for a potential mentor for you. The matching of mentor and mentee is essential for a successful mentoring process. The mentors could be international researchers. We offer a certain amount of travel grants for travelling to the mentor.

Please note: Being a mentee in this program means you will receive a lot of support. Not only will you have regular meetings with your assigned mentor. You will also receive a close and personal support by the project team. Of course all the discussions will be handled confidentially.

Mandatory Events

Within the program, we offer you the following events:

- The introduction workshop at the beginning of the program will cover information about the mentoring process in general and the role of mentor and mentee. Also, you will define your mentoring questions and goals to support the finding of a suitable mentor. The final workshop at the end of the mentoring will help you reflect on the meetings with your mentor and summarize your success.
- up to 6 individual coachings
- 2-3 accompanying trainings which are executed by experienced external coaches. These trainings cover different individual aspects of a scientific leadership
- 3-4 networking events to discuss specific topics and to give you the chance to build your personal network within the dynaMENT group and beyond

Please note: Attending the dynaMENT events and trainings are mandatory to successfully complete the program. At the end you'll receive a certificate of participation.

You can find an example schedule for the program here.

Why participate?

I mostly hoped to find a supportive mentor. I found that and much  
more, a strong community, uplifting support, as well as trainings and  
mentoring that also help me to develop myself further.

Dr. Caroline Heneka, Mentee dynaMENT advanced

Senior Postdoc, Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe

Why mentoring?

Within just a few months, I feel more confident, courageous, focused, and ready to tackle the challenges of an academic career. Without the support of my mentor, other mentees, and the coaching sessions, I might not have believed I could do this. 

Dr. Katharina-Sophie Isleif, Mentee dynaMENT advanced

Postdoc, DESY

Our Partners

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In Cooperation with
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