Tailored support for parents

The Office for Equal Opportunities, Family Affairs and Diversity supports the reconciliation of research and family tasks. These grants and benefits are tailored to the scientific framework according to the longlasting experience and evaluations. Especially young researchers are in need of services that absorb the multiple responsibilities of research, teaching, networking and parenthood. 

Beside this support the university subsidises the Kinderhaus Knirps & Co. and flexible child care that is open to all university members.

The list of support is only available in German. Please contact Tanja Edelhäußer for advice in English.

Flexible Working Conditions for Postdocs with Family Duties

Target Group
Postdocs with children or relatives they take care of 
2 Jan 2020
1 Feb until 31 Dec 2020
Up to 200 hours for student assistant or babysitter during parental leave

    Laboratory Assistance for Female Researchers

    Target Group
    Pregnant or breastfeeding female researchers
    According to agreement, up to 2.000 Euros for student assistant

      Travel Grant for accompagnying children to conferences

      Target Group

      Young female researchers with children and "active fathers"

      Organisers of conferences
      ongoing (latest 4 weeks prior to the journey/conference)
      max. 250 Euros per child

        Brigitte-Schlieben-Lange-Programme for female academics with children

        Target group
        Female postdoctoral researchers with a child/children
        Application deadline
        14 Apr 2019 (passed)
        Funding duration and period
        1-2 years starting 1 October 2019
        75-100% TV-L 13 or 14, of which 50% financed by the ministry and 25-50% financed by the research group