Foundations for Women
This academic foundation provides grants to gifted young female researchers with children in the experimental natural sciences or medicine in order to give them the necessary freedom and mobility to pursue an academic career. The applicant’s basic living expenses should already be covered by a salary or scholarship, and her child or children should already be enrolled at a daycare center. The grant provides 200 to 400 € per month for a period of one year and is intended to help the recipient reduce the amount of time spent on household tasks or afford additional childcare, thus providing more time for research. Further information is available .
The goal of the Hildegardis-Verein is to improve the conditions for women in academia in the long term. The organization provides funding for Christian women from all disciplines for additional courses of study or postgraduate degrees, study or research abroad, and dissertation or postdoctoral research projects. The funding takes the form of interest-free loans and child support benefits. Further information in German may be found .
Schlieben-Lange Program for Female Early Stage Researchers with a Child
The Schieben-Lange Program is targeted at women with a child who wish to take up, resume work on, or complete a doctoral degree, postdoctoral lecturing qualification, or artistic qualification while caring for and raising a family. The program funds dissertation projects, postdoctoral research projects, and artistic qualification. Doctoral scholarships provide 1,200 € per month and postdoctoral scholarships 1,800 €, each for a period of two years. Further information in German is available .
UNESCO-L’Oréal Support Programme in Germany
DUK and L'Oréal Germany, in partnership with the Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation, provide three support awards of 20,000 Euro to outstanding female Ph.D. scientists with children each year. Further information is available here.
International UNESCO-L'Oréal Support Programme. "For Women in Science"
Since 1998 the Award highlights extraordinary achievements of women in research. A parallel scholarship programme encourages the international mobility of women researchers. Further information is available here.