The WiRe-Women in Research fellowship programme of the University of Münster’s International Office, Dep. for Researchers & Staff is delighted to offer again several WiRe Fellowships for international female postdoctoral researchers from all over the world. WiRe was founded in 2018 to address the unique challenges facing women in research with a special focus on female Postdocs. Throughout the duration of the fellowship, participants conduct their research in cooperation with a professor at the University of Münster in Germany. Applications are open to women across all research fields represented at the University of Münster.

WiRe fellowships provide an opportunity for international postdoctoral female researchers to conduct research for a self-selected time frame of 4 to 8 months, made possible through the support of the University of Münster. Longer funding periods of up to a year are possible within the framework of a matching option. Selected WiRe Fellows are awarded the opportunity to explore research and development possibilities while having access and insight into the funding, support structures, mentoring and workshops made available to top female academics in Münster.

The research project may be conducted on-site in Münster or remotely from your home base (for family- or research-related reasons).

An essential part of the WiRe – Women in Research programme is communication. Together with our fellows, we develop innovative formats for communicating and explaining research and providing insights into life as a researcher. In this way, we show that WiRe Fellows are inspiring role models for future generations of female researchers.

For research projects in 2025, the University of Münster’s International Office, Dep. for Researchers & Staff awards

WiRe Postdoc Fellowships for International Female Researchers

We are looking for:
Excellent international female researchers doing postdoctoral research, specifically those who

We offer:

Fellowship conditions:
You are eligible to apply if you:

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