CRC1479 offers various gender equality and family friendly measures. The CRC1479 office assists young parents with questions concerning childcare and other topics of the compatibility of career and family.
Experienced mentors like the PIs Brummer, Börries, Zeiser and Köhler will advise female group leaders in their career development, in particular with regard to future appointments and professorship programs. The CRC1479 offers different seminars and courses to teach skills required for leadership positions.
To allow an interactive exchange between PIs and Postdocs the CRC1479 offers a women’s lunch. Hereby the experienced PIs serve as guides for the younger scientists. This event will promote networking, allows personal exchange and strengthens cohesiveness. Invited guests like coordinators of the existing coaching programs for female scientists or Postdocs and PIs from other CRCs will help to build a network within the scientific community.
The ITRG program supports the exchange between the female PhD-students among themselves and with their supervisors. Additionally the CRC1479 offers specific courses for female PhD Students to enhance communications skills and confidence and teach soft skills required for leadership positions.
Female members of the CRC1479 who are interested in additional workshops and events like Workshops for Leadership Skills and Teaching Skills or Personal Coaching are welcome to contact the coordinator team.
The CRC1479 selects every year a team of gender equality representatives for PIs, Postdocs and PhD to help address the specific needs and interests of the different career groups.
The Representatives for the year 2023 are:
- Natalie Köhler – PIs
- Nana Talvard – Post Docs
- Melissa Zwick and Ariane Lehman – PhD Students
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the representatives or the coordinator team.
Additionally there will be a close cooperation with the existing programs to support women in science offered from the University of Freiburg and the Faculty of Medicine. Female members of the CRC1479 OncoEscape will we encouraged to apply to the following programs.
Funding programs for women in science – University of Freiburg and Faculty of Medicine
At the postdoctoral level, female scientist can apply for the EIRA-Mentoring Program of the Faculty of Medicine. The EIRA fellows benefit from a personal mentoring program for one and a half year including soft skill courses and regular peer group meetings to build a network within the scientific community and acquire soft skills required for leadership positions.
At the PhD and postdoctoral level female scientist can apply for the Kite-Mentoring Program of the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg. The programme is based on three pillars: mentoring, training and networking. The Kite fellows benefit from a personal mentoring. In addition, a variety of soft skill courses is available for all female biology and medicine PhD students of the University of Freiburg.
CORA – Coaching Women for Research and Academia
At the postdoctoral level, female scientists of the University of Freiburg can apply for the Cora coaching. The goal of Cora coaching is to helps female scientists plan their further career path within science. Fellows benefit from a personal mentoring helping the scientist to pursue the next steps toward leadership positions. Regular peer group meetings help to build a network within the scientific community.
Additional nationwide funding programs for women in science
Margarete von Wrangell-Juniorprofessorinnen-Programm
Junior professors can apply for the Margarete von Wrangell-Juniorprofessorinnen-Programm. The program provides funding for a research assistant.
MuT – Mentoring und Training
The MuT-Mentoring und Training is a successful program to support highly qualified female junior scientist in Baden-Württemberg. The goal of MuT is to support female scientists on their way to professorship.
The Christinane Nüsslein-Volhard-Stiftung supports talented female junior scientist with children to combine career and family.
Awardees are supported with a grant for Home Helpers and additional childcare to supply the highly needed mobility and flexibility for a successful academic career.