Offers of the Equal Opportunities Office
Here you will receive individual counselling and support, both on personal matters and on professional issues. Furthermore, the equal opportunities office coordinates various funds and funding programmes, advises on how to apply for them and awards the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam gender prize. In addition, you can find publications for download here that were published by the equal opportunities council.
Offers at a glance
The central equal opportunities commissioner will advise you confidentially on individual and personal questions, e.g. on compatibility problems or possible discrimination on the grounds of gender. In addition, we also offer professional advice and support on the topics of gender equality work, such as gender-appropriate language, gender-sensitive teaching or gender aspects in research proposals.
Arrange an individual counselling appointment, on site, by phone or by video call.
Student equality fund
All students enrolled at the FHP as well as students of european media studies (joint programme of the FHP and the University of Potsdam) are eligible to apply. Funding is available for student projects that address gender issues (such as gender equality, sexualised discrimination or violence, gender-specific discrimination, stereotypes or gender parity) or raise awareness of these issues. Currently, 2,000 euro is available annually. There is no application deadline, the applications received are submitted to the selection committee for decision by the 15th of each month. The equal opportunities council of the FHP acts as the selection committee. The exact funding conditions as well as further information on the funding can be found here.
"Gender in Teaching" funding programme
The FHP promotes teaching formats that bring gender into teaching by addressing gender aspects of the respective subject discipline, raising awareness of gender and diversity and thereby contributing to the expansion of students' (gender) competence.
- Information on the allocation of funding "Gender in Teaching" funding programme
- Application form "Gender in Teaching"
- Toolbox Gender and Diversity of teaching at the Freie Universität Berlin
- Brochure " A formula remains a formula" of the University of Applied Sciences Vienna
Graduation scholarship for female students with family responsibilities
The University of Applied Sciences Potsdam supports female students with family responsibilities in the final phase of their studies and awards up to five scholarships per semester for this purpose. The scholarships are part of the measures to promote gender equality in the female professors programme III at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam; it is a measure to promote women.
- Are you a registered female student at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam?
- Are you caring for your child(ren) or family members while you study?
- Are you in the final stage of your studies (last year)?
- Do you have good academic results?
- You do not receive any other scholarship?
Then apply for the final scholarship for female students! The monthly grant is 300 euro, the term is one semester. Detailed information on application formalities, selection committee and selection criteria can be found in the "Notes on the awarding of the final scholarship for female students with family responsibilities". The application is made via an application form (see below). The application deadline for the funding period 01/04 to 30/09/2024 is 10/12/2023.
Please send your digital application to
Receipt of your application will be confirmed. Please ensure that your documents are complete (see checklist). Only complete applications can be considered. Thank you for your understanding.
Women's promotion fund for young women scientists
The women's promotion fund of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam was set up for female academic staff and for female master's students of the FHP. Funding is provided, for example, for conference participation or the participation of female master's students in workshops/summerschools, travel expenses for research trips that are not covered by third-party funded projects, (proportional) printing costs for publications or the professional translation of scientific articles. Academic staff can also apply for funding for individual further and advanced training.
A maximum of 1,000 euro per person and year is eligible for funding. There are no application deadlines. The applications received are submitted to the selection committee by the 15th of each month for a decision. The equal opportunities council of the FHP acts as the selection committee. Applications are submitted using a form. Please note the information on the eligibility criteria and the procedure.
The women's promotion fund is an equality-promoting measure for gender-sensitive personnel development within the framework of the female professors programme III at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam: Young female academics are to be offered incentives for publication, individual qualification, profiling and networking.
Genderpreis der FH Potsdam
Der Preis wird einmal jährlich im November verliehen und würdigt Abschluss- oder Projektarbeiten von Studierenden, die sich mit viel Engagement und Sensibilität in gesellschaftliche bzw. wissenschaftliche Diskurse rund um Genderthemen in ihrer Fachdisziplin einbringen. Die Nominierung erfolgt durch Lehrende der FH Potsdam. Als Auswahlkommission fungiert der Gleichstellungsrat der FH Potsdam.
Anlässlich der Verleihung des 10. Genderpreises in Folge entstand 2021 eine Posterausstellung über die bisherigen Preisträgerinnen, die seitdem jedes Jahr erweitert wird.
The equal opportunities office regularly updates and supplements the library's holdings on equal opportunities topics (gender mainstreaming, queer studies, diversity, etc.) with new acquisitions. In addition to basic knowledge, the focus is on publications related to the disciplines represented at the FHP. The acquisitions are available for loan in the library of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. We welcome your suggestions for new acquisitions.
In march 2020, the interactive literary exhibition "Freie Suche: Feminusmus" by the equal opportunities office made the diversity of feminist literature visible in the library of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. The digital exhibition catalogue for the exhibition appeared in a five-part series in the digital student magazine Semikolon at the beginning of July 2020.
Another recommended read is the CEWSjournal, which covers all relevant topics related to research and science with a special focus on gender equality in five issues a year.