Reimbursement of costs for child care needs in special situations
One aim of the UDE is to significantly improve the working conditions of young researchers in the doctoral and postdoctoral phase. To achieve this, several support measures are provided at the UDE. Young researchers with children are confronted with special challenges. Combining an academic career with care responsibilities demands flexibility and organizational efforts.
In order to improve the conditions for young researchers with children, they are supported by the programme “Feuerwehrtopf”. Through this fund, extra child care costs in special situations can partly be reimbursed. This also holds for students in the final phase of their examinations.
Such special needs or emergency situations can be the sudden illness of a child or extra childcare costs resulting from the illness of the main care person and the engagement of an extra babysitter or day-care person. Additional childcare or accommodation costs that may arise due to the participation in a conference, an external meeting or other work-related important events can also be reimbursed on request.
Ute Klammer, Vice Rector for Diversity Management