Gender equality and family-friendly policies

The implementation of gender equality and diversity policies is a strategic and cross-sectional task as well as a substantial guiding principle for the objectives and actions at all participation institutions of the CRC 1371.

The CRC 1371 has established a Gender Equality Team (GET) to be the key contact for all questions regarding gender equality issues and family policies.

The GET consists of 2 members of the CRC who are supported by the Coordinator and the CRC office of CRC 1371.


They are responsible to enforce the principles of gender equality within the CRC and to monitor all internal processes, such as transparent recruiting practices, especially in the IRTG, as well as unconcious gender bias (e.g. the usage of gender-appropriate language).

Individual coaching is encouraged for CRC female members and male members with a family. The Stabsstelle Chancengleichheit of TUM is our partner for individual coaching. Possible topics are:

Career planning - Development of strategies for the own professional biography - Your role as a scientist - Personal motivation profile for leading positions - Obstacles in our career path - Stress management - Work-Life Balance - Compatibility: family and science

Your contact person is Anja Quindeau, who will handle your request confidentially and will not discuss your issues with CRC associates. She will contact the coach and organize a coaching session for you, which will fit into your time schedule.

The gender program funds 4 hours of coaching; more may be funded depending on individual circumstances.

We assist in organizing emergency child care support in the event of illness of the child or the caregiver and provide special child care during CRC retreats and workshops in cooperation with the Family Service of the TUM School of Life Sciences and the KeCK of the TUM School of Medicine.

Life & Science Career Symposium

Friday, May 6th, 2022 | 12:30 - 16:00 pm | virtual

-Role models speak about opportunities, challenges and obstacles in their career path
-Learn about women’s career network
-Information about institutional support
-Panel discussion

Network meetings for female scientists (currently paused)

The network meetings are a joint action of the SFBs 1321, 1335, 1371, 824 & TRRs 237 and take place in a 2-month rhythm.

Please check the topics and details for our next meetings on the event column (right side) of this website.

Any suggestions for further topics are always welcome, just drop your CRC coordinator a line.

There is no registration necessary, but, if possible, we would be happy to get a short e-mail to facilitate organization. We are looking forward to meeting you, identify and discuss common interests and invite you for snack and a drink


Time and career management for scientists | NaturalScience.Careers
Friday, November 04, 2022 14.00-16.30 obligatory (kick off)
Friday, November 11, 2022 14.00-15.00 open office hour
Friday, November 18, 2022 14.00-15.00 open office hour
Friday, November 25, 2022 14.00-16.30 obligatory (wrap-up)

Communication & Conversation | Angelika Keller Coaching
Monday, June 13, 2022 9.30 am - 17.00 pm
Tuesday, July 21, 2022 10.00 am - 17.30 pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2022 9.30 am - 17.00 pm

Leading Junior Researchers | Faculty@TUM Dr. Martin Fladerer
Thursday, May 12, 2022 9.00 am - 12.00 pm
Friday, May 13, 2022 9.00 am - 12.00 pm

Scientific posters: design and pitching | by Karin Bodewits and Philipp Gramlich | NaturalScience.Careers
An effective poster presentation requires a cleverly designed poster, an appropriate use of language and special techniques in presenting. This course will give you the skills you need to create professional, attractive and high-impact posters and give youthe opportunity topractice the communication skills needed to make your researchinteresting and accessible for your audience.
2 workshop days, spread over one week in
November 2021

My virtual elevator pitch | by Sabine Appelhagen
More Visibility for Your Expertise!
An elevator pitch is how you would describe yourself, product, business, or key-value driver in a
matter of seconds. Designed specifically to share while riding the elevator together to a meeting.
July 2021

Nature Masterclasses – virtual workshop with focus on scientific writing and scientific publishing
The target audience is specifically female Postdocs and senior PhD students of CRC1371 and other CRCs/TRRs connected to the MRI. After assessment of proposals we offered six to participate in
April 2021.

Debate training for research - How to argue productively | by Debate Consult (Thore Andiel)
November 2020

Make an Impact - How can I make an impact with my communication skills in the scientific community? | by Julie Stearns
July 2020

Career development through research funding
January 2020

We offer tailor-made solutions (e.g. technician support for pregnant scientists, maternity replacements, flexible working-time models) to the needs of the CRC participants in accordance with the regulations of the DFG and in close cooperation with the institutions involved.