The WiRe-Women in Research fellowship programme of the University of Münster’s Welcome Centre is delighted to again offer 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
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 2024, the University of Münster’s Welcome Centre awards
We are looking for:
Excellent international female researchers doing postdoctoral research, specifically those who
You are eligible to apply if you:
If granted a fellowship, we expect you to
For your application, please be prepared to
1. fill in our application form by September 15th 2023, including
i. a detailed project description
ii. project schedule
2. upload a short application video (here are some tips on how to create your video)
3. have your WWU cooperation partner prepare the WiRe Letter of Recommendation and send it to wire AT wwu DOT de by September 15th 2023
If you are interested in extending your fellowship period through the matching option, please discuss and plan with your University of Münster host the timing and funding possibilities before submitting your WiRe application.
The selection committee's decision is expected to be announced in the last week of October 2023.
To start with your application, please click here.
You can find more information regarding the application process, finding a research cooperation partner at the University of Münster as well as the WiRe programme on our university website: www.uni-muenster.de/forschung/en/wissenschaftler/wire/index.html or get a sense of who we are as an organization and what we expect from research communication on our blog: www.wire-wwu.de.
If you have questions concerning the application process or fellowship conditions, please write to us at wire AT wwu DOT de.
University of Münster – International Office – Welcome Centre
WiRe programme coordination: Dr. Astrid Burgbacher
Student Assistants: Johanna Fischer, Alison Seiler
wire AT wwu DOT de