CRC/TRR 247 Early Career Support and Gender Equality
The success of CRC/TRR 247 strongly depends on the participating people. We are committed to provide comprehensive measures for equal opportunity and gender equality to all members involved in CRC/TRR 247.
The German Research Foundation (DFG) provides separate funds to make jobs in science and academia more family friendly and to support female researchers in their academic qualifications and career developments. CRC/TRR 247 scientists may apply for these fundings according to the DFG-guidelines (Deutsch, English).
CRC/TRR 247 Early Career Support
Support for young CRC/TRR 247 scientists
CRC/TRR 247 will offer a platform and various measures to support young scientists in the early stages of their careers. Listed here are a number of useful information, resources and opportunities.
DFG Funding Chain
Appropriate funding options at each career stage
DFG grant program
Research fellowships by the DFG can be used to conduct a specific research project and learn new methods directly after your PhD - at a location abroad of your choice.
This is a great chance for your first grant application (success rate for DFG research fellowships: about 70 %).
Proposals may be submitted at any time by applicants with a doctorate!
Please note that you may also apply once your thesis has been submitted.
Funding duration: 3 months to 2 years (+ 6 months return grants)
CRC/TRR 247 Early Career Support
Support for young female CRC/TRR 247 scientists
Because women are underrepresented at the management level in science and academia, career advancement measures for female scientists, especially in their early career stages, will be facilitated and offered in CRC/TRR 247 in the framework of the EMPOWER programme.
EMPOWER is a career programme to promote women in CRC/TRR 247 through targeted and individualized training and qualification. Every young female CRC/TRR 247 scientist (PhD and PostDoc) can take part in one individual coaching per year. Therefore, just send your request per mail to Dr. Franziska Günther. More information about the EMPOWER programme and a selection of coaching topics is presented here.
Early Career Support: Individual Coaching
Self-Presentation and Networking for Women in Science
The focus lies on self-marketing strategies and personal performance in settings such as international conferences, daily lab situations and meetings in general.
◆ Career landscape: Assessment and milestones
◆ Setting up a conversation: Small talk as a tool
◆ Elevator pitch to introduce professional work
◆ Body language / self-confident appearance
This coaching is particularly helpful for young female researchers who would like to explore their skills in a trustful environment, in which solutions are found for each individual style and character.
Trainer Kathrin Keune, consultant and performing artist, holds a Master’s degree in Expressive Arts Therapy, Coaching and Education and earned a B.A. in the performing arts. She worked in a San Diego based medical research laboratory throughout her 6 year stay in Southern California, USA. Kathrin Keune offers trainings on scientific presentation, communication and leadership at various universities.
This workshop is addressed to female (post) doctoral researchers of CRC/TRR 247. If you are interested in such an individual coaching, please contact Dr. Franziska Günther.
CRC/TRR 247 Childcare
Support for families
The parent-child-rooms in Duisburg (MC 247) and Essen (T03 R04 D57) are open to members of the CRC/TRR 247. You can take your own children to work and use the fully furnished office rooms.
The rooms offer
a desk and an office chair, telephone and internet access
a baby bed
a wrapping table
a variety of toys and games
paper and paints for drawing
When using this room
do not remove inventory
clean used stuff before you leave
clean up the room and do not leave personal belongings
CRC/TRR 247 members can take the Kids Box in Duisburg (in MC247) and the Kids Table in Essen (in T03 R04 D57) and move it easily to their office, seminar room or other places.
The Kids Box in Duisburg is equipped with a travel bed, basic equipment needed for changing diapers, pens and painting supplies, a variety of toys, games and books. More information about the Kids Table are available here.
The Kids Table in Essen is equipped with crayons, felt pens and colouring books, a cd recorder with headphone and a variety of audio books, a variety of other toys and games, comics and books.