|Career Building & Advancement of Women
|Career Development: the Management Centre offers online resources for all current NCCR North-South members; these resources are also available for NCCR North-South Alumni (i.e. former students who completed their PhD within the framework of the programme). These online resources include information about jobs, fellowships, scholarships, awards, career planning, mentoring, scientific writing, etc., with corresponding links. Information of short duration is listed under News, while resources whose relevance is likely to be longer term is offered under Jobs and Scholarships and Resources and Tools.
The Management Centre also offers occasional career development workshops (see Events). These workshops focus on different skills and competences required for an academic or non-academic career (e.g. self-assessment, self-assertiveness, time management, scientific writing...). In addition, students are encouraged to attend workshops and career support events organised by their Home Institutions (i.e. the higher education institutions at which they are enrolled). Check with your supervisor, employer or institution to find out more about such offers. Remember: career planning and advancement of women are among the responsibilities of supervisors and employers, as defined in the Rules of Procedure (accessible only after login).
Advancement of Women (AoW) focuses on the following two dimensions: 1) Academic advancement of women in Switzerland and in partner countries, for which a Policy and Guidelines were agreed upon in 2004; and 2) Gender mainstreaming in research. Gender mainstreaming in research lies mainly within the competence of the individual Work Packages and their partners. But until 2005, the Management Centre (MC) ensured that gender mainstreaming issues were addressed; in 2004, the MC also launched gender as a Transversal Theme. The outcome of the project is available in book form. Since the beginning of Phase 2, Gender as a transversal theme and mainstreaming issue has been promoted through the Transversal Package (TP), which has given a mandate in this respect to the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender and Women Studies. Moerover, WP1 has integrated gender into one of its 3 research themes, and a Gender Training Module is available.
The ombudspersons are a confidential resource available to all NCCR North-South team members. They are considered a neutral instance that helps ensure equity, fair processes, and compliance with the programme's policies and procedures.
If you have questions about how to plan your career, please ask your supervisor, the head of your institution, the Regional Coordinator, or the Management Centre: we will do our best to help you think creatively about your career! The earlier you start planning it, the better.