Individual scholarships for BTU female scientists* in qualification phases

Within the framework of the Female Professors Program III, Individual Support Scholarships for BTU female academics* from the Master's degree onwards are advertised. The scholarships serve to bridge difficult qualification and life phases, as well as to support and individually promote female students from the master's program in social and financial emergencies. The duration of the scholarship is decided individually in a counselling interview with the Central Equal Opportunities Officer. The interview takes place in person or via video conference.

In exceptional cases, funding from remaining funds is possible at the end of 2024, please contact us by email at gleichstellung+foerderung(at)

Who is sponsored?

All female scientists* at the master's level and above who are BTU affiliates.


Applications (in German or English) can be submitted as of now. Approval is subject to the financial requirements. There is no legal claim to the funding. Applications will only be accepted in full and the application must be completed digitally. The application for an individual scholarship can be made via e-mail, in-house mail or gladly in person.

What is needed?

  • Application form (filled out digitally!)
  • Letter of motivation (brief description of social and/or financial hardship and reasons why scholarship is needed; max. 2 pages)
  • for female doctoral candidates: Confirmation of supervision
  • for female doctoral candidates: Report on the current status of the research with a work plan and timetable for the factual and temporal completion of the research work.
  • Letter of endorsement from a BTU lecturer
  • or in the case of female doctoral candidates: Statement of the supervising person with an assessment of the current status of the project to date
  • Appropriate proof of own income during the period of approval (salary statement, scholarship notification)
  • Certificate of enrollment
  • If applicable, residence permit (only if non-EU citizen)

Award decision

All applications received are reviewed by the members of the jury, which is composed of members of the Equal Opportunities Council. The jury then decides on the awarding of the scholarships.

Reporting requirement

After the end of the funding period, the Central Equal Opportunity Officer must be informed about the receipt of the fellowship and its effects. This testimonial serves us for documentation, evaluation and for the adaptation or improvement of the equality-promoting measure to the needs of our female scientists* in qualification phases. The short and informal report (max. 1 page) is to be submitted via e-mail and should include the following contents:

  • Short summary about the study/research project,
  • Which goals of the study/research project did you achieve during the funding period?
  • What added value did the grant you received achieve?

Legal basis

The following guideline applies to the application of the Individual Scholarship: Framework guideline of the BTU Cottbus for the awarding of scholarships (MBl 10/2009).

On this website of the Graduate Research School the most important questions and answers are summarized in English.

Contact for questions and feedback on funding