Call for Family Support

8 x CECAD Family Support during Covid19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic and measures to contain the spread of the virus have often hit families particularly hard. CECAD PhD students and postdocs who have been affected by an acute, special family stress situation, e.g. due to closed or only partially opened schools, day-care facilities or other regular care facilities, can now apply again for "CECAD family support".
With this support CECAD aims at mitigating the Corona-induced damage in the working progress of research projects for as many employees as possible by supporting up to 8 projects for 3 months each by paying a student assistant for a maximum of 10 h/week. Since the minimum contract period for student assistants is 6 months we are welcoming it if two projects share one SHK and would even encourage applicants to submit a team application (e.g. if applicants work on the same floor in one institute, work on a collaborative project or similar method skills are required.). In this case a "sharing schedule system" should be included in the application.
Please submit your application as a single pdf file to julia.zielinski@uk-koeln.de while including the aspects listed below. In a joint application points 1 to 10 should be covered individually, while question 11 can be answered jointly. Application deadline is July 3, 2020.

1.    Your first and last name
2.    Your supervisor / Principal investigator (needs to be a CECAD member)
3.    Your position
4.    Your employer (e.g. University, University Hospital, MPI)
5.    Timeframe and extent of your wished support (starting date, no. of months, hours/week of the student assistant.
       Please further answer with question 11.)
6.    Reason for your support e.g. how did the corona crisis affect the working progress of your project?
7.    How will the assistant be supervised e.g. if you are still partially absent from the lab?
8.    Short project description that will be conducted by the student assistant with a clear reference to your research project
       (the SHK must not be involved in other research projects of the lab while being payed by the "CECAD family support")
9.    Date and your signature
10.  Date and signature of your PI
11.  Sharing a student assistant: Please draft a rough schedule (e.g. 2 x 3 months, 10 h/week or 2 x 6 months including
       5 h/week/project) and name at least one advantage of these two projects sharing an assistant.


Dr. Julia Zielinski
Managing Coordinator for Education, Career Development & Gender Equality
 +49 221 478 895 32

CECAD Forschungszentrum
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26
50931 Köln