Support by the GEC

The University of Zurich’s Gender Equality Commission (GLK) supports the career advancement of emerging academics with the goal of achieving a balanced representation of women and men at all levels and in all functions.

For this purpose, the GLK provides support, in addition to the existing funding programs at UZH and other institutions such as the Swiss National Science Foundation, in the form of financial contributions and temporary workspaces.

Temporary Workspaces of the GEC

As part of UZH’s Gender Policy Code of Conduct (PDF, 267 KB), the Gender Equality Commission is making several workspaces available to junior academics at UZH to write up their academic research.


The workspaces for writing up academic research are provided for the specific purpose of promoting junior academics at UZH. In the mid to long term, UZH aims to achieve a balanced representation of the sexes across all university positions and bodies.


Members of the UZH community at the level of PhD or above and UZH staff working on a project dedicated to gender equality are eligible to apply. Applicants may apply for (part or full-time) use of workspaces for a period of up to 12 months; extensions for a further year are possible. In exceptional cases, short-term use of office space (with a laptop) is possible.

Applications must include a clear statement of grounds detailing why the workspace is required and how the work is relevant to developing an academic career.

Open Deadline

Places are awarded by decision of the Gender Equality Commission. Application documents are to be submitted to the General Manager of the Gender Equality Commission.