Parenting assistance from the home universities' EO offices and the SNSF
LIVES collaborates with the equal opportunity offices at the University of Lausanne and the University of Geneva to offer its employees of both sexes a number of measures to support parenting, and information and the means to better reconcile work and family life:
- Maternity/paternity leave: What does the law say? At the University of Lausanne and the University of Geneva.
- The equality offices offer two guides containing valuable information on reconciling family life and work at the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne.
- Various forms of childcare (daycare center, kindergarten, etc.) at the University of Lausanne and the University of Geneva.
- Subsidies and financial aid for parents (UNIL): Upon request, the Office of Equal Opportunity at the University of Lausanne can grant special financial assistance based on certain allotment criteria.
The SNSF offers 120% support grants aimed at PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who need to look after children. The applicants are employed with a work-time percentage of at least 80% in a NCCR, they are pursuing an academic career and are the main carer (as of 50%) of their children until the beginning of their compulsory education (incl. compulsory Kindergarden). For more information, see the wiki.