Salaried staff within the framework of SNSF projects
If you are a researcher receiving a salary within the framework of a research project financed by the SNSF, you have the possibility of requesting the various types of leave available for family reasons (with the exception of partial leave) and are entitled to the maternity leave provided for by local regulations, in this case, UNIL.
If you are pregnant, inform UNIL of your pregnancy and then the person responsible for the project will notify in writing the appropriate division (or, for NCCRs, the project manager) of the scheduled maternity leave.
Your contract can be prolonged in accordance with the available budget. At the request of subsidy recipients, the SNSF increases, if necessary, the duration of the subsidy by the duration of the payment of the salary in the event of maternity or adoption. The duration of the subsidy can be prolonged by one year maximum. For more information, please contact the appropriate division.
Researchers receiving an SNSF mobility grant
If you are a female researcher receiving an SNSF mobility grant, you are entitled, if you give birth during the period covered by your grant, to four months of paid maternity leave.
If you are a male researcher receiving an SNSF mobility grant, you may be granted, upon submission of a justified request, paid paternity leave of four months maximum during the period covered by your grant. This leave will be granted only on certain conditions, for example if your spouse cannot take care of the child for health reasons or if she has less than four months of maternity leave. The cumulative duration of maternity and paternity leave granted to parents for the same child must not exceed four months.
In the event of maternity or paternity, the maximum duration of the grant can be prolonged by a duration corresponding to that of the leave. Child allowances are granted to you by the SNSF if your partner does not receive any from another source.