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scientist in residence


(Female) gender researchers in residence at the university

Target groups

Habilitands/Post-Doc / post-doctoral graduates / Professors /

Implementing organization

University of Salzburg - gendup - Center for Gender Studies and the Advancement of Women /


Ingrid Schmutzhart; ingrid.schmutzhart@sbg.ac.at


Has been in existence at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg since 2008

Relation to gender equality targets

Implemented in accordance with the University of Salzburg’s Plan for the Advancement of Women 2016 (Part IV of the current statutes, Section 60 (1) 3).

The objective(s) of the tool

Promotion and networking of gender researchers, enhancing the visibility of gender studies.

Description of the tool

Every second year, at the invitation of the Department for Culture, Education and Knowledge of the City of Salzburg, gendup – Centre for Gender Studies and Gender Equality at the University of Salzburg receives the opportunity to invite an expert in gender studies to Salzburg as “scientist in residence” for a period of five to six weeks. The cultural department provides a small, fully equipped apartment near the city’s Old Town and €1,000 in scholarship to cover living or travel expenses, giving the scholar the opportunity to work on their research in the field of gender studies and to network with local researchers.

During their stay, the expert presents their research work in a lecture at the University.

How the tool works, practical experience

The scholar-in-residence’s public lecture renders visible the diversity and interdisciplinarity inherent in gender studies; connecting and exchanging with these gender researchers establishes vital contacts for our university. In that way, networking occurs across borders, often resulting in the initiation of collaborative projects in addition to academic exchange. The measure furthermore promotes the scholar-in-residence’s research activities and allows them to enter into an exchange of experiences with gender researchers at the University of Salzburg.

Special thanks

Department for Culture, Education and Knowledge of the City of Salzburg