Tailored support for parents

The Equal Opportunity Office 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.

Please contact Tanja Edelhäußer for advice before applying.

Flexible Working Conditions for Postdocs with Family Duties

Target Group

Postdocs with children or relatives they take care of 




1 Feb until 31 Dec 2022


Up to 150 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

Not defined yet

Funding duration and period

2 years. Call for proposals is to be expected in 1st quarter 2022


75-100% TV-L 13 or 14, of which 50% financed by the ministry and 25-50% financed by the research group