The programme was conceived with consideration for the quality standards created for mentoring programmes aimed at young female academics in the higher education sector (Forum Mentoring, Kurmeyer et al 2010).
The project coordinators at each location accompany the process and stand available to the advise and discuss feedback with individual mentees and mentors.
An interim and concluding evaluation is also conducted in order to ensure the programme’s quality. The results are integrated in future planning in order to optimize the programme. In addition, information is collected as to how far the programme is considered efficient with regard to its overarching objective – to integrate the female postdoctoral participants sustainably in the academic system.