Falling Walls Female Science Talents programme for 2022 now open for application

Falling Walls Foundation, backed by Bayer Foundation has announced a call for application for its Female Science Talents programme with a purpose of inspiring and empowering talented women in science from across the globe. They are looking for women who have a strong background in research and working at making their next career step. The programme will help young talents to pursue flexible career paths and support them in building an international network. The Falling Walls Female Science Talents programme pursues both the broad-based promotion of women in science and the promotion of exceptional talents with the programme normally having 2 pathways for career support; namely the talents track  which creates 200 talents per cycle and the intensive track which creates 20 champions per year.

The programme’s  goal is to increase participants' visibility and help them achieve a personal career breakthrough within one year. The selected champions get the opportunity to meet outstanding women leaders and are matched with high-profile mentors. They also participate in intensive trainings both online and in-person in Berlin while regular meetings encourage the 20 women to build an international success team for peer learning, peer coaching, and mutual support.

The application deadline is 15 November, 2021 with the programme start date set for 1 January 2022 and end on 31 December 2022. Female researchers with doctorate and postdoctoral comparable qualification levels from all disciplines and non-University research institutions worldwide are eligible to participate. 

For more details on the application process and the call, one can visit the link below or get in touch with the programme officer on:  femalesciencetalents@falling-walls.com

Falling Walls Foundation is a Berlin based organization and a global hub connecting science, business and society that aims at shaping the future of humanity by impact-oriented ideas and discoveries. Starting with the inception of their first Conference on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 2009, the organization has become an ever-growing network of ambitious and forward-thinking minds from around the globe.

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Article by: Research Beeline correspondent