With this fund, the university has created a gender-equity back-up that offers quick support in challenging circumstances including the financial resources required to complete a research project or to take along a child to an important conference. In cases like these, university members can apply for individual financial support, in particular for individual solutions that serve to assist women in enhancing their academic qualifications.
So far the Individual Funding Programme was used to finance an assistance to organize a congress, to take over the fee of an essential methodical course or part of the printing cost for a book on gender studies.
The budget of the fund amounts to 20 000 Euro per year.
For additional information please contact the Heidelberg University Equal Opportunities Office.
Application: Aid Fund and individual measures (German only)
Study Parents Fund
To support students with children during the Corona pandemic, the "Study Parents Fund" was established at the University of Heidelberg. Students with children at the University of Heidelberg who are not able to use childcare due to the Corona Pandemic and need short-term and spontaneous financial support to organise or finance childcare themselves are eligible for support from the "Study Parents Fund".
For further information please contact the Equal Opportunities Office of the University of Heidelberg.
Dr. Agnes Speck