Gender Equality

Promoting the compatibility of family & career as well as equal opportunities for male and female scientists is of particular importance to all members and institutions involved in MARIE.

The German Research Foundation (DFG) provides MARIE with separate funds for targeted support measures to make jobs in science and academia more family friendly and especially support female scientists in their career and qualifications. These funds are only intended for those measures especially researchers of the SFB/TRR 196 are benefiting from.

Examples of funded measures:

Compatibility of Family and Career

  • Financial help for childcare (before and after work)
  • Financial help for scientists with family commitments (education of small children, home care)
  • Home office (additionally)
  • Childcare service for scientific researchers during colloquia and conferences (Parents-children-room)

Gender Equality

  • Gender competence training (i.e. for work in mixed teams)
  • Workshops for young female scientists regarding soft skill improvement and development and/or further scientific training
  • Refund of participation fees and travel costs for female scientists with regard to external offered measures for career promotion and advanced training

As a researcher of MARIE you may benefit from above mentioned measures. Detailed information is provided in the following DFG-guidelines. If you have any questions and need support, please feel free to contact the coordination office at any time.

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Information on the various institutions involved in MARIE as far as gender equality is concerned can be found via the following links:  

University of Duisburg-Essen

Familienservicebüro (German)

Gleichstellungsbüro (German)

Gleichstellungsbeauftrage der Fakulätät für Ingenieurwissenschaften (German)

Karriereberatung für Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen des GC Plus (German)

mentoring3 – Mentoringprogramm für Wissenschaftlerinnen der Research Academy Ruhr (German)


Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Equal Opportunity Office

Equal Opportunity Officers

Women Professors Forum


Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Gleichstellungsbüro (German)

Familienbüro (German)


Technische Universität Darmstadt


Servicestelle Familie


Technische Universität Dresden

Equal Opportunities Office



Chancengleichheit und Work-Life-Balance