FAiR@UMA – Family Assistance in Research Special Program

Funding for researchers to hire student and research assistants during periods of increased family responsibilities due to the measures adopted in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus

The nationwide measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic also pose a challenge to the field of science and research. Scientists in the qualification phase with relatives or children who need to be cared for will are still heavily burdened: school classes and kindergarden groups are sent to quarantine, care times are shortened due to low staffing capacity, leisure activities in the afternoon are cancelled, the contact restrictions only allow limited help from the family network. In order to create a balance, the University of Mannheim is once again offering the special FAiR @ UMA (Family Assistance in Research) program.

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.

Target group:

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


Funding period:

Up to 6 months, from July to December 2021

Deadline for submitting the application:

28 May 2021


Jasmin Greff

Jasmin Greff

Stellv. Leitung/Projektkoordination Professorinnenprogramm III
University of Mannheim
Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
B 6, 30–32 – Room 012
68159 Mannheim
Office hours:
Mo, Do 9–16 Uhr
Di, Mi 9–14 Uhr
Telearbeit (Erreichbar per E–Mail)
Alexandra Raquet

Alexandra Raquet

Leiterin der Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
University of Mannheim
Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
B 6, 30–32 – Room 020
68159 Mannheim