TU Berlin Center for Junior Scholars (TUB-CJS)

proMotion support

proMotion support is the supporting programme to proMotion training with events for all female doctoral candidates at the TU Berlin. proMotion support offers informative lunchtalks on topics related to doctoral studies and career planning, individual coaching and offers for collegial support during the doctorate.

If not specified otherwise, the proMotion support events are held in German.


Das Beste kommt zum Schluss: Überarbeiten, loslassen und abgeben (The best comes at the end: Revise, let go and hand in) - fully booked

23 November 2023, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm (online)
workshop will be held in German - questions in English are welcome

This mini-writing workshop addresses the questions that arise at the end of the dissertations writing process. How can I approach the revision steps of my dissertation, what do I do I need to pay attention to? How can I develop a supportive attitude in order to let go of the dissertation and hand it in? Do I still want to get feedback on what I have written? What are my next steps after handing it in?


  • What is still to come? (Writing) tasks in the final phase of the doctoral studies
  • Procedure for revising: Four-step revising and the technical view of your own text
  • Letting go: The best dissertation is a finished dissertation

Zwischen Windeln und Wissenschaft (Between diapers and Academia. Balancing Family Life and a Career in Teaching and Research)

18 January 2024, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (online / german)
Format: LunchTalk

All parents and everyone interested (all genders) are welcome!
In Cooperation with Katja Müller, Servicestelle Familienbüro TUB
This event is in German. Questions in English are welcome.
You work in academia and have one or more children? You would like to work in academia but also start a family? Are you wondering whether a career in research and teaching and family are compatible and would you like more information? With this event we invite you to get information support and information that the TU Berlin provides. Also, we will talk about practical tips for balancing familiy life and a career in academia. The event is organized jointly by the proMotion doctoral program of the CJS and the family service office.


  • Facts and figures: How family-friendly is academia?    
  • Information on the legal framework and the support service from the family service office

I can't do anything but research - can I?! Discovering Non-Scientific Competencies for Non-Scientific Practice

Postponed due to illness, new date will be announced shortly! (online / german)

Are you skilled in your field, but have no idea what you can bring to the table in fields of work outside of academia besides your research expertise? Do you have little or no work experience outside of academia and wonder what you can offer potential employers? In this interactive LunchTalk, we would like to raise your awareness of your generic skills. Supra-disciplinary skills are those that you have developed during your PhD and that can be transferred from the professional field of science to other professional fields. We would like to explore these skills with you and highlight how you have developed other competencies in addition to your research activities.

In the LunchTalk we will offer input as well as practical exercises and you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other participants.

This is an interactive talk. Please make sure you have a working microphone ready and your camera turned on so you can actively participate. An environment where you can speak openly is necessary (maybe not an open-plan office).

proMotion support - registration
You will receive the login details by email in due time before the event.