The workload of a female researcher with a child or care responsibilities is still high – even if she works part-time. While her family obligations increase, her own academic profile needs to be further enhanced and the ties to the chair or research project need to be kept up. The special program FAIR@UMA (Family Assistance in Research) is designed to put things on the right track.
Thanks to the program, you can apply for student and research assistant funds in an unbureaucratic application procedure. The student or 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.
Women researchers of all qualification phases – doctoral students, postdocs, junior professors, professors – who have at least one child under the age of 5, or who are on maternity leave in the two months prior to delivery, on part-time during parental leave, on family-related part-time work or after returning to work after a family leave
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 12 months
Deadline for submitting the application:
Closed. A new announcement is planned and will be announced here.