Diversity & Inclusion

Equal Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion

NCCR AntiResist strives to combat inequality and create an open, welcoming, diverse and supportive environment for all of its members.  We recognize that discrimination on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexuality and age are real, systemic barriers and we are committed to dismantle them.

AntiResist is especially focused on promoting gender balance and supporting female scientists in the workplace, in their career paths and at conferences and events. We will collaborate with programs for promoting gender balance at all participating universities within our consortium as well as the Swiss National Science Foundation and other NCCRs.

Flexibility Grants

The SNSF offers Flexibility Grants for PhD Candidates and Postdocs to cover childcare and/or work support for female scientists who are also parents of young children. 

antelope Career Program

The antelope program at the University of Basel offers coaching and support for female academics on their path towards becoming  a professor. Trans-inclusive.

For the workplace, this means allowing flexible working hours and working on an individual basis to find home-work balance solutions during pregnancy and for parents of young children. The EODI Officer also acts as a liaison between new parents and the different Diversity Offices at all collaborating institutes to help search for available funding and grants.

Leadership and career development is also pivotal. Parental leave will not be seen as a disadvantage, and we support early and mid-career female researchers in finding funding to promote their careers.  A mentoring project is also in the works. 

We also strive for equal representation at conferences and events at all levels from poster presentations up to key note speakers. Childcare or child care grants during conferences will be provided.

For questions about NCCR AntiResist and Diversity & Inclusion or to set up an appointment, please contact our EODI Officer, Sarah Thomforde.

Scroll down for links to the Diversity Offices at all of our research institutes.

Courses, Trainings & Events

The Diversity Offices at all of our institutes organise events and offer various short courses, some in person, some on-line and in multiple languages. Most courses are free and open to all members of the specific University. If you are an NCCR AntiResist member and want to sign up for something at a different institute than your home institute, contact Sarah Thomforde.

For information about events at the University of Basel, click here.

For information about events at the ETHZ, click here.

For information about events at EPFL, click here

For information about events at UNIL, click here.

For information about events at the University of Zürich, click here