The number of women in science is growing, yet men continue to outnumber women, especially at the leadership level.
As a contribution to achieving the goal of gender equality among the next generation of leading researchers, the SFB 1176 has initiated a Development Program for High Potentials in Chemistry during the first funding period. Within the framework of this program participants (both females and males) will be prepared to assume positions as Principal Investigators in an anticipated second funding period.
11 postdoctoral researchers are participating in this exclusive and highly individualised program. Read more ...
The German Research Foundation (DFG) is actively committed to equal opportunity and the equality of women and men in the German research system. Therefore, the DFG provides the SFB 1176 with separate funds for targeted measures to promote equal opportunities for women and men in science as well as to make jobs in science more family-friendly. As a researcher of the SFB you may apply for funding of gender equality measures. Please contact Leonie Barner or Manfred Wilhelm for further information.
Data and Facts
The overall main objective of gender equality within the SFB 1176 is to enable and ensure the possibility of scientific work and research irrespective of personal circumstances as well as to increase the participation of female scientists at all levels. For these purposes different measures are planned and developed.
Measures to ensure gender equality
Nomination of an Equal Opportunity Officer
Possibility of part-time PhD studies (for PhD students with carer responsibility)
Home office for persons with carer responsibility
Scientific assistant for laboratory work in case of pragnency
Financial assistants in some circumstances in the context of carer responsibilities
Measures to increase the participation of female scientists in the SFB 1176
Integration of one Junior Research Group headed by a femal researcher into the SFB
Participitation in the SFB by Prof. Martina Stenzel via the Mercator Modul
Special training programmes for female scientists
Special programmes for female high-school students and university students
Funding conditions and implementation
The funds can only be applied to measures benefiting researchers participating in the SFB 1176.
Examples for elgible measures in the framework of gender equality:
Please note: especially following measures cannot be funded with gender-equality grants of the SFB:
- Basic childcare
- Participation of researchers in conferences
- Invitations to visiting researchers
Links to subject-specific information
Networks for women
(only in German)
Reconciliation of work and family life
Platform for young scientists at KIT: