Mentoring programs

Mentoring is an effective and proven tool for career advancement and, in addition to qualification measures, an integral part of sustainable personnel development.

In order to support you on your career path to science or other fields of activity, GRADUS offers various mentoring programs that are adapted to your needs at the current stage of your career and to the respective career orientation. Through the mentoring programs you have the opportunity to expand interdisciplinary, intergenerational and interinstitutional networks in science, industry, and society.

The mentoring programs are aimed at:

  • doctoral researcers
  • postdocs
  • junior professors and tenure-track professors

The programs have a duration of two years and include a kick-off event, a meeting for reflection after the first year, a closing event at the end of the two years, as well as several meetings between the mentees and the mentors.

In addition, it is possible to attend regular (self-organized) meetings of the mentees, lunch meetings organized by the Graduate Academy of the mentees and mentors across career stages, as well as the Mentoring Lounge especially for the female participants of all programs.

During the two-year period, the mentees of the various programs will have the opportunity to participate in the qualification program offered by the Graduate Academy that includes courses in the fields of academic skills as well as management and career competencies. Furthermore, there is also a specific offer for female mentees of the various programs. This is also open to female junior researchers who are not taking part in a mentoring program.

Mentoring programs usually start in autumn and in spring. If you would like to participate in one of the programs, please contact us. Since the group size is limited to approximately 20 participants in order for the group to be able to work, a selection will be made for the individual programs.

In addition, there are programs currently being held for female doctoral students and female postdocs only.


This picture showsKatrin Renschler

Katrin Renschler

Coordinator of the mentoring programs


Mentoring coordination office

Azenbergstr. 12, 70174 Stuttgart

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