Pregnancy, maternity and childcare support for researchers

As well as managing leave away from a research career, new parents also have other difficulties they may need help with. Here is a selection of additional resources that are available to researchers starting a family.

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Child care grants for researchers

Universities and research institutions often have their own childcare grant schemes to help their researchers with things like attending conferences. Please check your own institution's website to see whether they have a programme in place. 

Several societies, professional bodies and conference organisers also offer small grants to cover childcare expenses while attending or presenting at conferences.  

Working during pregnancy

Resources for returning to work after maternity leave

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