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 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 6 weeks prior to the event.
Detailed information on eligibility and on the application and reimbursement procedures can be found here.
Please contact the Scientific Coordinator for further information.