CONNECTing women's careers in academia and industry



Are you a female doctoral candidate or postdoc curious about a career in industry or the public sector? This program might be for you! 

CONNECT encourages women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to plan and develop their career, and allows companies to interact with highly qualified women. It aims to inspire all involved people to bridge the gap between academia, industry and public sector.

The CONNECT Program

CONNECT is a comprehensive program with the aim to link young women scientists with role models in industry and public sector, and foster their awareness of career planning. Participants attend 7 - 8 one-day workshops over the course of approximately 6 months, reflect on their career, interact with role models, and become part of a supportive and encouraging community.

Participation in the CONNECT program underlies a competitive selection. Each academic institution has a limited number of places, so that the number of participants per round is 35-40. Each institution is responsible for the selection of the sponsored participants.

Application for Round 6 (Sept 2024 - Mar 2025) is open until June 14th, 2024

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