Achieving equal opportunities and gender equality is an important goal of the CRU. Thus, a broad range of offers is avaliable for our members (as well as CRU-associated colleagues):
Offers at the CRU for female and male researcher for the reconciliation of family and working life
1.) Reimbursement of expenses spend for childcare during CRU events
Who can apply? All parents (male/female) with working partners or lone parents with children that need to be taken care of. This is offered for CRU members AND for “CRU-close” researchers that want to attend a CRU event.
What will be covered? Expenses spend for a babysitter/nanny/’Kinderfrau’
How to apply? Please fill out two forms: a) „Antrag auf grundsätzliche Erstattung von Betreuungskosten aus externen Mitteln“ – to be filled out once a year and b) „Stundenweise Betreuung – Abrechnungsformular“ – this form can be completed every 2-3 months “on the run”, whenever childcare was necessary due to CRU events. Both forms have to be signed by the gender representative Dr. med. Maria Schubert.
The forms can be requested by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.) LabAid support of up to 10h/week
Who can apply? All parents (male/female) with working partners or lone parents with children that need to be taken care of, pregnant women (also during “Mutterschutz”), parents (male/female) in “Elternzeit”. This is offered for CRU members AND for “CRU-close” researchers, that contribute to projects of the CRU.
What will be covered? LabAid for 5h/week for 6 months (can be adapted individually, extension possible). Pregnant women: up to 10h/week if work with teratogenic substances is necessary; for the duration of pregnancy. LabAids can be “studentische Hilfskräfte” (SHK), students with bachelor (SHB) or “wissenschaftliche Hilfskräfte” (WHK).
How and when to apply? Application form available on request (or soon on homepage). Decision will be made within meetings of Management Board (3-4 times a year). In urgent cases the Management Board will decide via email among the members.
3.) Free partipation of workshops
As part of the collaboration with the CiM cluster you can register for a diverse range of scientific and soft skills workshops that you will find below the following link:
As part of the collaboration with the CiM cluster, you can register for a diverse range of scientific and soft skills workshops:
Please register with Ann-Christin Dietrich from CiM (email@example.com). In addition, you can sign up for the Newsletter of CiM that will announce upcoming workshops:
4.) Travel grants for female researchers
Who can apply? Female researchers.
In general: An abstract buys a ticket! Then, travel costs are covered by the central CRU grant. If no presentation of the researcher is applicable (short time within the project, no results yet; conference without abstract submission), travel costs can be applied for.
What will be covered? Up to €1000 travel costs per person per conference.
How to apply? Informal application stating the conference/meeting/workshop and the scientific benefit for the female researcher. Please send your application in ADVANCE of the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offers at the WWU for female researchers
Equal Opportunity Office
You can find the support and offers of the equal opportunity office at the WWU here.
Ursula von Euch Stiftung
There is a special fellowship from the Ursula von Euch Stiftung at the university that supports the contribution and career of more female scientists with children in science. It is applicable to female PhD students, post-docs and scientists within the departments of biology, medicine etc. They provide financial support to manage childcare, household and scientific work. Unfortunately, there is currently no information about application deadlines in 2018. I will get in touch with the responsible person to be updated. Please find more information here.
The university offers a mentoring program for female scientists up from Post doc level to support their career towards a professorship. The program provides mentoring, soft skill training and networking opportunities. Please find more information here.