W2 Minerva Programme
The Minerva Programme was updated in 2014 with a view to attracting women to managerial positions at a faster pace. Regarding equipment, the Minerva Groups have been adjusted to the level of the internationally renowned open-topic Max Planck Research Groups, and the call for application procedures have been consolidated. Thus, applications at a candidate’s own initiative for the Minerva Programme are now possible. Holders of a Minerva position now also have the possibility applying for two consecutive extensions for their Group of a two-year duration each beyond the funding period of five years.