WOSS. Women Scientists Support Grant

WOSS. 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. Studies show that especially women are the ones who give up consequently their scientific career1. By providing extra financial support, which can be used e.g. for extra day-care and babysitting hours, CRG wants to enable excellent women scientists to follow their passion in research and develop into a leader in their field.

Terms and Conditions

  • Salary top-up of 400 € / month net
  • 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 related to the length of the contract. The grantee may apply for prolongation of the grant for 1 more 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.

Deadline and submission

  • Semi-annual deadline: 15th of December and 15th of June (CALL CLOSED)
  • Online application here. You will be asked to provide contact details of one referee (e.g. your current group leader).


Evaluation criteria are scientific excellence, motivation to pursue a scientific career, input from the previous grant (applicable only for previous grantees), and the personal situation of the candidate. The decision for supporting a candidate will be made by the Evaluation Board:

  • Gerlind Wallon, Deputy Director at EMBO and head of their EMBO Women in Science Programme
  • Montse Vendrell, Partner at Alta Life Sciences
  • Roser Nadal Alemany, ICREA member, researcher at Institut de Neurociències, UAB

Indicative timetable

  • Candidates can expect to receive the evaluation result within 45 days
  • Earliest grant starting date: 1st of February / 1st of August

Contact person

Isabelle Vernos (isabelle.vernos@crg.eu)

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