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 
6. Nov 2017 (closed)
1. Feb until 31. Dec 2018
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
Call by ministry is expected in 2018.
Funding duration and period
Expected 1 or 2 years starting 1 January 2019
Scholarship amount
Expected 75-100 % TV-L 13 or 14, of which 50 % are funded by the MWK and the rest by the university/the research group