WiRe – Women in Research Postdoc Fellowships
WiRe is a fellowship program for international female postdoctoral researchers at the University of Münster in Germany. Hosted by our Welcome Centre, the WiRe program was founded to help address the unique challenges of women in research, with a special focus on female Postdocs who currently find themselves in their ‘Rush Hour of Life’.
The WiRe program offers short-term fellowships as well as comprehensive support for its fellows through workshops, collegial counselling, and coaching. Fellowships can span between 4-8 months. Longer periods of up to 12 months are possible within the framework of our matching option, please find more information below.
During the WiRe period, fellows conduct their research in cooperation with a professor at the University of Münster and can pursue research and development possibilities as well as the wide range of support structures available for female scientists in Münster. Our fellowships are intended to provide an opportunity to explore future career prospects while initiating and fostering further cooperation with the University.
In 2020, WiRe Research@home Fellowships were created as our solution to the challenging circumstances faced by the international scientific community. As time and experience has shown that our Research@home Fellowships allow for an easier combination of family obligations and career aspirations, we will continue to offer a remote option, although we highly encourage fellows to carry out their research on site in Münster if possible. However, the Research@home Fellowships allow for the chance to pursue a research project at the University of Münster from your home base.