The NCCR RNA & Disease is delighted to launch a new Equal Opportunities measure that members of the NCCR RNA & Disease can apply to as of now: Parental Leave Support
Description: The NCCR RNA & Disease reserved funds to cover the salary of PhD students or postdocs during six weeks of parental leave. Fathers (or partners in same-sex couples) of a newborn child are eligible to apply for the parental leave. Together with the two weeks paternity leave funded by the earning compensation scheme in Switzerland, male researchers can take up to two months of fully paid paternity leave in total. This scheme will run until funds have run out.
Scope: When both parents have more capacity to take responsibility for childcare and housework, mothers can recover better from childbirth, and it facilitates the reconciliation of childcare and career. Supporting both parents to take over a more active role in family work and to spend more time with the newborn child will be the foundation for a shared care-work on a long-term basis. The support of a parental leave will contribute to a change gender role stereotypes and equal opportunities in a long-term perspective.
For more information about the Parental Leave Support and other Equal Opportunity measures, click here.