Scientists in the qualification phase with relatives or children to care for continue to be severely burdened: Children are sent into quarantine, care hours are cut at the short notice due to low staff capacity, afternoon activities are cancelled, and help in the family environment is often limited. To compensate for this, the University of Mannheim is once again inviting applications for the special program of the FAiR@UMA (Family Assistance in Research) measure.
You can apply to us for student and research assistant funds in an unbureaucratic application procedure. The student and research assistant will support you at all stages of your research publications, carry out research work, collect data, and take care of time-consuming administrative tasks.
Please note: In order to be able to apply for funds for student and research assistants, you must be actively employed at the University of Mannheim, regardless of the number of working hours.
Researchers who are in the qualification phase (doctoral students, postdocs, junior professors) at the University of Mannheim and who are either caring for a family member or living in the same household with at least one child under the age of 16. Separated people who do not live in the same household with their children are eligible to apply if they can make an explanation of the need. In order to receive funding, applicants must be actively employed at the University of Mannheim during the funding period. Approved applications from a previous round can apply again by filling out the form.
Type of funding:
Financial funds for a student or research assistant with a maximum number of working hours per month of
Student or research assistant
maximum number of hours per month
without a degree
with a bachelor's degree
with a master’s degree
Up to 6 months, the earliest possible start of funding is November 2022.
Deadline for submitting the application:
20 October 2022