iDiv postdoc mentoring programme

The iDiv mentoring programme is relationship-oriented and a long-term programme. As mentee you will benefit from a professionally experienced mentor from the iDiv member network, who will accompany and consult you over a period of 12 months.

The goal is to support you in your professional development through guidance, goal-oriented conversations and broadening your professional network.

A confidential mentoring relationship is based on a mutual give and take, while the mentee and mentor benefit equally in an open and trusted atmosphere.

Our target group are iDiv postdoctoral researcher and postdoctoral researcher within an iDiv member group in our consortium, who aspire a scientific career in academia.

Our mentoring programme combines the following elements

One-to-one mentoring

2 peer mentoring workshops

Networking events

Our mentors

Our mentors are excellent and experienced scientists within the iDiv member network, who are linked to one of the executing intuitions or partner institutions of iDiv.

Starting in September 2021

In September 2021, our first 12-months mentoring programme will start. Time frame of programme: 1 September 2021 – 31 August 2022. The programme will start with a festive kick-off event on 20 September 2021 with all mentors and mentees.


If you are interested in becoming a mentee in our iDiv Postdoc Mentoring Programme, please send your short application via our iDiv application portal under by 11 July 2021.

Applications should include:

  • Motivation letter describing motivation and goals of your participation in our mentoring programme, including relevant topics which you would like to discuss within your mentoring process
  • Short curriculum vitae with your career milestones so far
  • Up to 3 preferences of your desired mentor

For further information, please find here the official mentee call 2021 (PDF)

For queries on the mentoring programme or the application process, please contact the yDiv postdoc programme coordinator Ulrike Krumrey ( or the yDiv team (


Ulrike Krumrey
Postdoctoral Programme Coordinator 

Room: A.00.19
Phone: +49 341 9733267

Johanna Müller
Administrative Assistant

Room: A.00.19
Phone: +49 341 9733126

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