Because NCCR Robotics is committed to supporting work life balance, we provide you with a selection of grants, activities and opportunities in our partner institutions.
Family and Career
The Robert Gnehm Grant for parent postdocs aims to support parent postdocs in the first year of parenthood, allowing them to devote more time to their child while alleviating a temporary decrease in scientific productivity. One aim is to free them from routine work that can be delegated to others, for example in the field of laboratory work, academic administration, and teaching.
The SNSF Flexibility Grant can give more flexibility to your scientific career.
The grant is aimed at PhD and Postdoc researchers (as part of the participation requirements, the applicants should be employed with a work-time percentage of at least 80% in a research project funded by the SNSF ) who need to look after their children during an important stage in their career and who therefore need more flexibility. The grant helps researchers to find the right balance between their professional and private lives.
The Fix the Leaky Pipeline program (FLP) offers coaching groups and training seminars for young female scientists (PhD students, Postdocs and others). Participants get the opportunity to reflect on their professional situations and develop a strategy for embarking or continuing on their career paths..
The REGARD program offers workshops for young female academics and for women professors of the universities of French-speaking Switzerland. Its aim is to develop competences and to propose concrete tools for career management and supervision.
The Réseau romand de mentoring pour femmes has, since 2001, been engaged in the promotion of academic careers and gender equality. It is a joint project of the Offices for Gender Equality of the universities of Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel and the EPFL. It is open to all women researchers of these institutions.
The SNSF Gender Equality Grant is aimed at young women researchers funded by SNSF. It offers them additional individualized and flexible support for their career development.
The PRIMA program is an initiative of the SNSF aimed at women researchers at postdoc level from all disciplines who have the potential for an academic career and are eager to pursue an academic career at a Swiss higher education institution. With a maximum duration of 5 years, PRIMA grants cover the grantee’s salary and project costs (max. CHF 150,000 per year), which allow, amongst others, to engage a team, benefit from an academic stay at another institution as well as from a mentoring network.
The Women Professors Forum is a network of women professors from ETH Zurich and EPFL. The WPF engages in activities to further equal opportunities at these institutions andencourage young women to pursue a career in science or engineering.
The EPFL-WISH – Foundation was established in 2006 by a group of women professors at the EPFL (Women in Science and Humanities) to encourage the research and promote women on campus. The EPFL-WISH offers the tools, role models, financing, networks and support at key moments in the young women’s careers at EPFL and beyond.
EO at our partner institutions
NCCR Robotics is highly committed to fostering and promoting equal opportunities. It is an integral part of our different partner institution’s development policies, offering different family support measures such as family work-life, equality and careers, equal opportunities in terms of access to studies and events amongst others.
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