Childcare support during travel

To support researchers with young children pursuing an academic career, the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials awards financial support to cover extra childcare expenses due to added caregiving needs resulting from traveling to a professional event (i.e., project meeting, academic conference or workshop, professional training). Such extra costs may include:

  • Extra childcare at home while the researcher is traveling,
  • On-site childcare at the event (if the researcher must continue to pay to preserve childcare slot at home);
  • Extra costs associated with transporting the child and/or a caregiver to the event site.

NCCR participants of the categories:

  • Senior Researcher,
  • Research Associate,
  • Postdoctoral Student,
  • Doctoral Student,

that contribute to the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials at an activity rate of 50% or higher for a minimum duration of 12 months are eligible to apply for funding. The researchers’ source of funding is not relevant.

Applications must be submitted to the NCCR Coordinator at least six weeks before the event.

Detailed information on eligibility and the application and reimbursement procedures can be found here.

Please get in touch with the Scientific Coordinator for further information.