Reconciling Career and Family
Reconciling family and career has long been a particular challenge in the field of science. The Max Planck Society and the MPIA are dedicated to providing support to enable all staff to balance these two important aspects of their lives.
- Ensures rights to childcare slots for children from 8 weeks to 6 years of age
- Provides a childcare room and baby office
- Promotes parental leave for fathers
- Supports the flexible organisation of work schedules and work locations
- Supports partners in their career via the Dual career program
- contact-maintaining programs for temporary absence from work during special phases of life??
- Provides support in finding accommodations, suitable schools and childcare places for new employees through the International Office (link to international office page)
- Offering vacation care through the "Bündnis für Familie Heidelberg” (link to website)
The Max Planck Society provides support via:
- The Pilot project "Allowance for child care for scientists' children. (Link to https://www.mpg.de/11406090/Kleinstkinderbetreuung---Flyer_en.pdf)
- The Max Planck Society contracts a service company (link to https://www.familienservice.de/de/home) that provides child care or elder care in the case of official trips, or trainings. In certain cases such as conferences abroad, child-care costs may be paid by the Society.
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation
The Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation (link to http://www.cnvstiftung. de/en/goals/) supports talented, young female PhD students in the natural sciences who have children.