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

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.

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

43

with a bachelor's degree

41

with a master’s degree

30

Funding period:

Up to 6 months, the earliest possible start of funding is November 2022.

Deadline for submitting the application:

20 October 2022

Contact:

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- Fr 8–14 Uhr
z. Zt. vorrangig in 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