Promoting Gender Equality in Research Funding

This policy brief contains a set of recommendations to promote gender equality in research funding, put forward by GENDER-NET Plus.

The recommendations are mainly directed towards research funding organisations, but one section is directed also towards the national level.

GENDER-NET Plus, an ERA-NET Cofund in Horizon 2020, is a collaboration of 16 research funders from 11 European countries, Canada and Israel. The collaboration promotes the inclusion of sex and gender analysis in research and innovation; especially through a joint transnational research call. Furthermore, GENDER-NET Plus is committed to promoting gender equality in research funding.

The Swedish Research Council has produced an analysis that forms part of the foundation for this policy brief:

Gender equality in research funding: A study of 11 European countries, Israel, and Canada External link.


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