The promotion of equal opportunities is an explicit commitment of all members and participating institutions involved in the CRC/TRR 205. Within the first funding period the CRC/TRR has a gender distribution among the principal investigators of 44% female PIs. Efforts to enhance gender equality at leadership levels will be vigorously pursued over progressive years of the CRC/TRR. Nearly fifty percent of the CRC/TRR executive committee are female. Female project leaders in the consortium serve as ideal role models to encourage early-career female scientists to embark on an academic career. The proportion of women in group leader positions in the CRC/TRR is 67% and the proportion of professors was 43%. We were able to increase the share of female PIs from 44% to 45% during the first funding period. The share of DFG-funded Heisenberg-Professorships is 50-50.
The needs and experiences of researchers who are facing the challenge of combining the rearing of young children as a single parent or in an equitable parental partnership with the demands of their scientific work will provide the standard for efficacy. This is supposed to ensure the continuance of family-friendly measures throughout the duration of the CRC/TRR.
Furthermore the CRC TRR 205 is supporting the Mentoring Program in Würzburg. Some members of the CRC/TRR from Würzburg also take part in this program.
Since the CRC/TRR wants to support researchers with children not only within the research process but also for advanced training, a flexible childcare service is offered by the TU Dresden. The CRC supports this service financially and provides therefore the usage of flexible childcare for all members.
Please notice the following information and links below:
+++BeWISE 2021 – Women in Science and Engineering +++
05/05/2021 – 07/05/2021
Registration until 15/04/2021
Further information here.
+++ BeWISE 2018 – Women in Science and Engineering +++
14/11/2018 – 16/11/2018
Registration until 15/10/2018 to bewise2018[at]mailbox.tu-dresden.de.