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Databases of Female Researchers

Are you looking for an interesting female candidate for an application or appointment process? Are you pursuing a career in academia or business and are looking for a female role model or a female mentor? The following German and European databases will facilitate your search:


The database AcademiaNet was created in November 2010 and contains outstanding female academics from various disciplines.

Arbeitskreis Historische Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung (Working Group for Research on Historical Women’s and Gender Issues)

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This database includes approximately 250 female academics focusing on historical research on women’s and gender issues.

Database for Female Academics (HTW Berlin)

A database of female academics aspiring to a career in academia or academic management


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Database of female academics from Lower Saxony

econ female researchers: List of Female Researchers in Economics

Here you can search through the list of female researchers in economics and related fields in German-speaking countries and register yourself if you are interested.

ELSO Database of Female Experts in Molecular Life Sciences

ELSO provides a Europe-wide platform for female researchers in the field of molecular life sciences who are aspiring to a professorship or another academic position.

European Platform of Women Scientists

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Database of female PhDs and postdocs in Germany


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Database of female academics and experts in Switzerland from various academic disciplines


Logo FemTech Austrian database of female academics in the fields of research and technology

GEPRIS – Project Database of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

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This DFG project database enables targeted searches of female early career academics by individual disciplines as well as by DFG funding programmes.


Network for Women in Neuroscience

Womens Engineering Society

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Network of female engineers and natural scientists in Great Britain