Association for the Promotion of University Families and Research (FFW)


In 2005 the “Association for the Promotion of University Families and Research” was founded at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. The Association aims to support the family in an academic work setting through a range of projects to create a more family-friendly university.
In times of difficulties in balancing studies or academic work with family life, individual help and financial support is available. Applications should include the following information:

    • Precise information about the nature of the difficulties
    • Details of the financial situation of the family (monthly household income, social security benefits, maintenance payments if applicable, accommodation costs and other living expenses)
    • A concrete suggestion as to the amount financial support required

Applications containing all the above information with supporting evidence as required can be submitted at any time. A decision will usually be made within six weeks of receipt of an application. Each individual case is carefully assessed and decided upon by an Association committee. However, the limited resources available mean that financial support can only be provided in cases of particular crisis /need.

The Association is funded by donations. If you would like to become a member of the Association, please use the application for membership form (Application for Membership). Suggested annual contributions are: 10 euro for individuals, 20 euro for families and 300 euro for groups / corporate bodies.


Association for the Promotion of University Families and Research at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Bismarckstrasse 6, 3rd Floor
91054 Erlangen, GERMANY