Combining Career & Family
Scholars with children face manifold challenges in successfully aligning their PhD with parenthood. In this central stage of their career, PhD students not only need free time for their PhD but also have to participate in conferences and write publications or teach.
Therefore, the GCSC supports PhD students who are or become parents during their membership at the GCSC. We want to pay tribute to the manifold challenges which scholars with children face. Our unique program "Combining Family and Graduate Studies" wants to create a child-friendly atmosphere and a supportive surrounding to enable the combination of scholarship and parenthood.
On the following pages we will not only introduce you to our program, but also provide you with helpful
information on obtaining a doctorate while raising a family.
- An overview of this semesters programm of the network "Studieren mit Kind" can be found here.
- Here you find an overview of upcoming flea markets for kids in the area.
- A nice read: "Studieren und Forschen mit Kind" (studying and doing research being a parent) by Annette C. Cremer. Students at JLU have free acces via https://www.utb-studi-e-book.de/studieren-und-forschen-mit-kind.html
You can contact Silvia.Boide@gcsc.uni-giessen.de with your requests.