2018 WISE-Network Childcare Grant program

Six WISE-Network Childcare Grants awarded in 2018

This year, the WISE-Network has awarded six Childcare Grants to enable female scientific staff with young children to attend major conferences in their fields.

Conference attendance is an important element of academic career-building, but the need for childcare can pose an obstacle to conference attendance that disproportionately affects women with small children. As part of its mission to support the professional development of female scientific staff at TU/e, and in line with the TU/e policy, WISE-Network awarded Childcare Grants to female conference attendees from TU/e (from PhD level through untenured Assistant Professor level) who are bringing their small children (up to 5 years old) with them or who incur extra expenses in leaving them at home (i.e., extra daycare or babysitting services).