Scholarships and Funding

Internal programs and tenders

Career-Building Elements scholarship

The scholarship offers female STEM students contacts to companies and scholarship holders as well as learning modules to prepare them for starting their careers.


External programs and tenders

The Brigitte Schlieben Lange Program aims to increase the number of women with children who can be appointed to a professorship by making it easier to combine the qualification phase with family responsibilities.

Further Information

The Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Research, established in 2004, supports talented young female scientists with children to give them the freedom and mobility they need to pursue a scientific career.

Further Information

The support committee of the German Academic Women's Association supports female academics of all disciplines

  • with a printing cost subsidy (up to 500 EUR) for publications in a German publishing house
  • with the possibility to include publications in the scientific series of the LIT-Verlag (Münster/Hamburg/London) (without assumption of printing costs)
  • for the digital publication of publications
  • with the network of the DAB e.V.

Further Information

The MTU Study Foundation supports female students in scientific and technical disciplines with outstanding achievements and offers them the opportunity to learn interdisciplinary qualifications for starting a career and to make interesting contacts at the Foundation Days, which are held once a year.

Further Information

EXIST Women is aimed specifically at women who are interested in starting their own business with the aim of introducing them to the topics of start-ups and self-employment at an early stage. It provides them with concrete support as they take their first steps towards becoming entrepreneurs. This includes topics such as finding and developing ideas, networking and funding and financing opportunities.

Within the program, participants can receive a grant of between 1,000 and 3,000 euros for three months, as well as material resources of 2,000 euros for their start-up project. The scholarship holders can take advantage of the advice and training services offered by the start-up incubator, gain access to the broad start-up network and work together with an experienced mentor. 

Further information on the EXIST Women scholarship program can be found at

Ansprechpartnerin für EXIST Women an der HTWD ist die Gründungsschmiede: gruendung(at)