Funding for Women with children

Funding for talented young women with children - GSCN collaborates with the Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard-Foundation

The German Stem Cell Network offers a yearly funding to a young female scientist with child/children.It is aimed specifically at graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The GSCN collaborates with the Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard-Foundation (CNV-Foundation) to support young talented women with children to enable them to create the freedom and mobility required to further their scientific career.

Women are, measured by their scientific conduct, still underrepresented in leading scientific or research positions. The funding of the GSCN and the CNV-Foundation aims to support a stem cell researcher with child for one year. The monthly financial grant (400 Euro per month) should be used to pay assistance in household chores and for additional childcare to relieve the yound scients from household tasks. That way she can invest her time in continuing working at a high standard, despite the double burden by work and family. The GSCN and the CNV-Foundation hope to contribute towards increasing the proportion of highly qualified women participating in high-level research in Germany.

Who is eligible?
The GSCN grant is aimed at excellent women scientists in the field of stem cell research. The GSCN and the CNV-Foundation sponsor graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of all nationalities, conducting graduate research at a German university or research institute, as well as postdoctoral fellows that have obtained their doctoral degree at a German university and continue their research abroad.

The graduates PhD thesis should have a duration of at least one year from the stipend start. 
The living expenses of the applicant should be covered by a salary or fellowship. It is expected that fulltime daycare is provided for and being financed already. 
Who is not eligible?
Applicants taking parental leave, senior scientists, junior professors and independent group leaders cannot apply. 
How to apply?
Application deadline is on 30 November 2017. The application can only be submitted via our application portal starting on September each year.

Find more information here.





Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin Stem Cell Network North Rhine Westphalia Partner Organizations Federal Ministry of Education and Research VDI Technologiezentrum