Network for the promotion of young scientists!


"Coaching is the professional consultation, accompaniment and support of people with leadership / control functions and of experts in companies / organizations. (…)

A fundamental feature of professional coaching is the promotion of self-reflection and self-awareness and the self-directed expansion or improvement of the client's possibilities with regard to perception, experience and behaviour".

Source: German Federal Association Coaching e.V.

Coaching for TUK young scientists with a PhD

TUK young scientists with a PhD can apply at the TU-Nachwuchsring for an individual coaching. A prerequisite is that they meet our criteria for young scientists.

We promote, for example, coachings that support you in your career development or help you to find the balance between work and family.

A sum of 1.500€ per person and year will be provided. 

Before you apply for funding from the TU-Nachwuchsring, please contact a coach and ask for a cost estimate. You can either choose from a pool of coaches offered by the TU-Nachwuchsring (please contact us) or, after consultation and review by the Nachwuchsring office / the Committee for Research Funding & Coaching, choose a coach who is not on the list.

Required documents: 

  • Application form incl. letter of motivation
  • Cost estimate from the chosen coach
  • CV

The application documents will be forwarded to the Committee for Research Funding & Coaching together with your CV and will be handled in complete confidentiality. In justified cases, your application can also be forwarded anonymously if desired. In this case, the original application documents remain in the office of the TU Nachwuchsring.

Please apply to the office of the TU-Nachwuchsring (Dr. Inga Nissen, gf(at)nachwuchsring.uni-kl.de ) up to one month before the desired start of the coaching. An application is possible anytime.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions concerning individual coaching, the pool of coaches, the application procedure, etc.. 

Download Application documents

Application form "Coaching" (German   English)


Coaching offers of the self study centre


The coaching is aimed at junior professors, doctoral students and scientific staff of the TUK. If you are interested and have questions, please contact Dr. Dorit Günther and Benedikt Knerr: lerncoaching[at]disc.uni-kl.de

The dates can be found on the website of the self-study centre.

The self-study centre offers the following two formats:

(possible at any time)

  • Coaching for junior professors
  • Coaching for doctoral and postgraduate students / young academics

This individual coaching can be requested by doctoral candidates, for example, in the context of the following requirements: Stage fright before attending a congress, help in preparing lectures, fear of lectures at conferences, etc., fear of exams in the context of the rigorosum. Of course, the necessary anonymity and confidentiality will be maintained in all these formats.

If you are interested, please contact the self-study centre directly.Your contact is Dr. Dorit Günther: lerncoaching(at)disc.uni-kl.de

This offer is a format of collegial counselling in which doctoral students reflect on specific problems from their daily work (in interaction with their personal life situation) in a systematic and result-oriented way. Coaches with university experience accompany the participants as external moderators in their joint search for solutions to the concerns raised by the case givers.

The collegial case consultation can be requested by small groups (from 3 persons) or individually.

Coaching offers of the Personnel Development


The competence balance is a structured coaching method that supports people in actively shaping their own career and professional path.

Developed by Dr. Claas Triebel in 2003, the competency assessment has since become one of the most widely used and recognized approaches to potential-oriented career coaching and is also offered at TUK by the Human Resources Development Department.


Contact person: Stefan Allmang

Phone: 0631 / 205 - 4110

Email: Stefan Allmang

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