Combining Career & Family
Scholars with children face manifold challenges in successfully aligning their PhD with parenthood. In this central stage of their career, doctoral researchers not only need free time for their PhD, but also have to participate in conferences and write publications or teach.
The GCSC recognises these challenges and supports PhD researchers who are or become parents during their membership. Our "Combining Career & Family" programme aims to create a child-friendly atmosphere and supportive surroundings to enable the fruitful combination of scholarship and parenthood.
On the following pages we will not only introduce you to our programme, but also provide you with helpful information on obtaining a doctorate while raising a family.
Parents-to-be and researchers planning a family can now find important information on maternity protection, parental leave, parental allowance and more in a bilingual "Checklist" published by the JLU's "Büro für Chancengleichheit" here.
- An overview of this semester's programme of the network "Studieren mit Kind" can be found here.
- For an overview of upcoming flea markets for kids in the area, please check the 'Flohmarktkalender' that you can download here.
- A nice read (in German): "Studieren und Forschen mit Kind" (studying and doing research being a parent) by Annette C. Cremer. Students at JLU have free access here.
You can contact Lena.Nuechter@gcsc.uni-giessen.de with questions.