Pitt Seed Project - Career and Professional Development through Dependent Care Support
Speaking and networking at conferences is crucial to career advancement, and these opportunities often create a need for occasional nonroutine dependent care. This burden disproportionately affects women and people early in their careers. This project aims to create University-wide infrastructure and policies to support the career and professional network development of faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students through occasional nonroutine dependent care support. Additionally, it will evaluate the efficacy and impact of the new infrastructure and policies to improve efforts in building professional networks and promoting work done at Pitt at the international level.