The Flexibility grant is a measure proposed by the SNSF to increase the flexibility in the scientific career of young parents. It replaces the 120% support grant as of 1st January 2018. This measure is applicable to PhD students and postdocs employed with a work-time percentage of at least 80% in an NCCR, regardless of the funding source, as well to PRIMA, Ambizione or Doc.CH grant awardees.
- The flexibility grant can provide funding to help cover the external child care costs charged to the researcher.
- The flexibility grant can be used to help finance the salary of a support person, allowing the grantee to reduce his/her work quota (PhD students are not eligible for this measure) .
The two measures can also be combined.
Interested MARVEL junior researchers must submit their application to the MARVEL management team. Please contact Lidia Favre-Quattropani to receive the application form.
Work-life balance in institutions involved in MARVEL
The list below gives a general view of the institutional webportals providing information on measures promoting a balance between professional life and private/family life in the different institutions involved in MARVEL.