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This coaching service aims to support participating scientists in their career decisions by providing an outside perspective. It also seeks to advise them on a third-party funding strategy and, if applicable, provide them with feedback on an application exposé. The goal here is not to provide an assessment of the subject and content matter, but to offer targeted feedback on the structure, development, and formal aspects of the research exposé from a generalist evaluator’s perspective.

Important elements of the coaching sessions include:

  • Developing short and medium-term career goals and a long-term career plan
  • Using these goals to determine an appropriate funding profile
  • Providing résumé feedback
  • Reviewing research proposals from an evaluator’s perspective (if applicable)



About the coach:

Dr. Beate Scholz is the managing director of Scholz CTC GmbH, where she works with various international universities, research institutions, and scientific organizations as a strategy consultant, moderator, instructor, and coach. She also has twelve years of experience at the German Research Foundation (DFG), where she worked until summer 2009. Beate Scholz played a key role in developing the Graduate Schools program as part of the Excellence Initiative. She gained extensive operational and evaluation experience through managing the Research Training Groups program and European Young Investigator Award, and created an international strategy platform – the European Network for Research Careers – that promotes exchange and joint initiatives between international scientific organizations.



21st June

27th September
22nd November

We offer six 50-minute sessions per coaching day.

The coaching sessions will either take place online or at BIH, Spreepalais, Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Str.2, 10178 Berlin

The individual coaching sessions are aimed at:

- women, trans*, inter* and non-binary persons
- early- and midcareer scientists from BIH or working within BIH project
- who would like to reflect on their scientific career paths and/or receive feedback on an application exposé.

To register, please send an e-mail to equal.opportunity@bih-charite.de and briefly explain your motivation and your affiliation with the BIH.