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WOSS. Women Scientists Support Grant

WOSS. Women Scientists Support GrantWOSS. Women Scientists Support Grant


The CRG supports women scientists who have the ambition and potential to reach a leading position in research and have to fulfil maternity responsibilities at the same time.


Being scientifically successful demands often flexible working hours, which are a particular challenge for parents. Consequently, studies show that women are the ones who more often give up their scientific career1. By providing extra financial support that the awardee can use in her best interest e.g. for extra day-care and babysitting hours, CRG wants to enable excellent women scientists to follow their passion in research and reduce the barriers they encounter to develop into a leader in their field.

Terms and Conditions

  • 1 fellowship
  • Salary top-up of 660 € / month gross
  • The fellowship can only be granted in connection with a CRG contract (independent of funding source).
  • Duration of the grant is up to 1 year 

Eligibility criteria

  • Excellent women scientist, hired at CRG as a PhD student or Post-doc
  • Mother of at least one child at the time of starting the grant.
  • Candidates should not have benefited from a WOSS fellowship in the last two years

Deadline and submission

  • Deadline for applications: July 7, 2023
  • Online application here. You will be asked to provide contact details of one referee (e.g. your current group leader). To enter the online form, you will need to log in with your email credentials.


Evaluation criteria are scientific excellence, motivation to pursue a scientific career, and the personal situation of the candidate. The decision for supporting a candidate will be made by an Evaluation Board:

Indicative timetable

  • Call open until: July 7, 2023
  • Evaluation and interviews: July 10 -- July 21, 2023
  • Earliest grant starting date: August 2023

Contact person

Mara Dierssen (

1          Shen, H. Inequality quantified: Mind the gender gap. Nature 495, 22-24, doi:10.1038/495022a (2013).