During the coronavirus pandemic, the University-wide Women's Representatives organized the CatchUP program to help early-career female researchers with children and/or caretaker responsibilities who had less time for their qualification work due to the additional care responsibilities caused by the coronavirus pandemic. This funding gave them the opportunity to have a student assistant help them with smaller tasks related to their qualification work. The program started on International Women's Day 2021 (8 March).

A total of 14 researchers took advantage of the support program during the pandemic.