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.