Balancing Family and scientific Career

The SFB TRR 102 supports with different measures the compatibility of scientific career and family, the increase of the visibility of women in science and the career of young scientists.


  • Guide for an initial talk on maternal leave
  • Forms
  • Extenion of contracts
    The maternity leave period extends the contract by the amount of time taken. The extension must be requested.
  • Support in the Lab
    Pregnant doctoral students may apply for support for their laboratory work.
    Risk assessment (MLU)
  • Parents child rooms/Resting rooms
    Pregnant colleagues may use these rooms as resting rooms. The keys can be collected at ….

Paternal Leave

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Work Family Balance

  • Individual childcare
    The SFB TRR 102 offers individual childcare during SFB events and conferences. Childcare can be organised outside regular childcare hours.
  • Family friendly conference dates
    If possible the SFB holds its meetings at family friendly conference times and dates.
  • Home office and flexible working hours
    To enable flexible working from home, the SFB can provide support, e.g. by providing a laptop.
  • Child parents rooms/Relaxation rooms
    On the one hand these rooms may be used by pregnant or breastfeeding employees as relaxation rooms but can also serve parents and their children to work and play in.
  • Nursing rooms
    Diaper changing tables are available here.
  • Information on childcare
  • Kinderbetreuung WeinbergKids
  • Family support centre