The German Research Foundation (DFG) is providing the SFB with separate funds for targeted measures to promote equal opportunities for women and men in science and academia as well as to make jobs in science and academia more family friendly.
As a reseracher of the SFB you may apply for funding of gender equality measures. Requests should be addressed to the scientific coordinator of the SFB, PD Dr. Christian Frischkorn (contact).
The funds can only be applied to measures benefiting the researchers in the SFB. Because women are underrespresented at the management level in science and academia, career advancement measures designed to promote gender equality can only be funded if they benefit women, especially those in the early stage of their careers.
Measures for childcare must be financed through the university or a contractor of the university, i.e., direct payment to the parents are not permissible. Measures that cannot be funded with gender-equality grants of the SFB include, e.g., basic childcare, participation of researchers in conferences, and invitations to visiting researchers.
Detailed information are provided in the following DFG guidelines: