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Student Assistant-Fund to Support Doctoral Students and Postdocs with Family Responsibilities at Philipps-Universität Marburg

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Young researchers who take over the care of their children or other relatives are particularly exposed to multiple burdens.  We want to support these individuals in their research activities.

Within the framework of MARA's Student Assistant-Fund, up to 20 young scientists with family responsibilities can be funded by the support of a student assistant. 

Scope and duration of funding

The support of a student assistant is funded with 20 hours per month over a period of max. 6 months. (Costs correspond to a student assistant with degree).

Funding criteria

Applications can only be submitted by doctoral students and postdocs of Philipps-Universität Marburg who take on family responsibilities (childcare and / or other care giving tasks). Applications from individuals who hold a permanent position or who currently have their own third-party funding (personnel or material resources for auxiliary staff) or who did so in the year 2022 will not be considered.

Applications must include:

1.     brief project outline

2.     brief description of how your family responsibilities  has affected your research 

3.     description of the extent to which the student assistant supports your research project (+short work plan of the student assistant)

In your application, please be sure to indicate a cost center (Kostenstelle) to which the fund can be transferred (usually that of your doctorate supervising office, institute or department).


Applications for the Student Assistant-Fund to support doctoral students and postdocs with family responsibilities should be sent by e-mail to: .

For any further questions please contact the managing director of MARA, Dr. Ines Braune (, phone: 06421/2826141)

 The application period ends on 27 November 2022.

Decisions will be made on the basis of the files. In the event of a high number of applications the decision will be made by lot. Individuals who have already received assistance from the Fund may reapply, but will be given secondary consideration if the number of applicants is too high. 



Dr. Ines Braune
MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Managing Director
Tel.: +49 (0)6421 28 26141