from January 9, 2023 to April 15, 2023
Published on January 9, 2023 Updated on January 9, 2023

Eleonore Trefftz Programme for female researchers at TU Dresden

Eleonore Trefftz programme
Eleonore Trefftz programme

About the Program

The Eleonore Trefftz Program at TU Dresden makes temporary stays possible for visiting women scientists who represent their subject in teaching and research at a respective faculty. Female professors, junior professors and junior researchers who are at least at an advanced stage of their postdoc can hold visiting professorships for 3 to 12 months researching and teaching.

The program serves to promote careers for women on their path to a professorship. Visiting professors also act as role models for female students and young female researchers from those subjects which have currently few or no women professors, encouraging them to choose an academic career.

Application deadlines: 15 April 2023 (for stays starting from 1 January 2024) / 15 October 2023

Call for applications with references to funding volume and required documents.

You can find information about the Schools and Faculties in the overview.


If you are a researcher interested in a visiting professorship for women at TU Dresden, please contact the Dean of the relevant Faculty or the program coordinator Kathrin Tittel. It will then be the inviting faculty that will submit the application for a visiting professorship at TU Dresden.

You can find information about the Schools and Faculties in the overview.


The program is named after Eleonore Trefftz (1920-2017), who studied Mathematics and Physics at TU Dresden between 1941 and 1945, then also lectured here, before becoming a member of the Max Planck Gesellschaft in 1971 - succeeding Margot Becke-Goehring, who had been the first woman in this position.

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and Free State of Saxony under the Excellence Strategy of the Federal Government and the Länder