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» Equal Opportunities and You

Your research alliance has equal opportunity funds ready to be used to help you succeed.
Here are some ideas for making the best of them.


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Support with Routine Academic Tasks

In some cases, funds can be used to hire personnel to support or replace research staff on family leave.
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Costs for participation in mentoring programmes can be covered with gender equality funds.
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Gender Awareness Training

Gender awareness training can facilitate positive group interactions, reduce discrimination, and promote sensitivity to gender topics in the workplace.
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Kids Toy Box

If you bring your child to work, Kids Toy Box can provide interesting things for them to play with.
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Home Office Equipment

If you care for your baby while working from home, you can use family funds for home office equipment.
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Flexible Child Care

Flexible Child Care can be used during conferences, workshops, and in emergency cases such as a child getting sick.
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Parent-Child Rooms

Parent-child rooms can be used by parents and their children for studying, nursing and taking a rest.
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Career Days

Career days provide students, PhD students, and postdocs with an overview of job opportunities and different employers.
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Any networking event that supports female researchers in broadening their network can be paid for with gender equality funds.
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Training & Qualification

Workshops covering topics like presentation style, application writing, and leadership skills can be paid for with gender equality funds.
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Summer Schools

At summer schools, female students and PhD candidates work with experts on specific topics for one or two weeks.
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Female PhD students can use coaching for support with specific goals, such as dissertation completion or career planning.
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Female Subproject Manager

Equal opportunities funds may be used to employ young female scholars for a new subproject management position.
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Excite Female Pupils for Your Research

If you want to increase female participation in your discipline, consider organising programs to engage female pupils.
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Organising Gender Equality Measures

Office materials, services and staff positions used for organising gender equality measures can be paid for.
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