Pages about "Gender equality"

  • News |

    02 Feb 2021

    This is the question for a new study of gender equality among researchers in Sweden that the Swedish Research Council will be conducting during 2021. On 29 January a questionnaire was sent to around 4 800 researchers, with questions about their worki...

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  • News |

    07 May 2020

    The Swedish Research Council's gender equality observations have led to higher quality in the assessment process, says Sven Stafström, Director General. 2019 was the seventh time such observations were carried out at the meetings where research grant...

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  • Publication |

    07 May 2020

    Since 2012, gender equality observations have been carried out regularly by the Swedish Research Council. The observations aim to scrutinise, from a gender equality perspective, the meetings where subject experts discuss applications for research gra...

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  • News |

    06 Mar 2020

    In 1922 Kerstin Hesselgren became Sweden's first female MP. Each year, the Swedish Research Council issues a call for a Visiting Professorship established in her memory. This year's holder is Ann Phoenix, who will be active at Umeå University.

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  • Article |

    03 Feb 2019

    In 1922 Kerstin Hesselgren became Sweden's first female MP. Each year, the Swedish Research Council issues a call for a Visiting Professorship established in her memory. This year's holder is Ann Phoenix, who will be active at Umeå University.

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  • News |

    14 Dec 2018

    For some of our calls in 2019, we will be asking all who apply for a grant from us to describe if sex and gender perspectives are relevant in their research.

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  • Publication |

    30 Nov 2018

    The Swedish Research Council has commissioned a research review on sexual harassment in academia from the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, University of Gothenburg. We want to provide an overview of current knowledge in international research...

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  • News |

    23 Nov 2018

    The Swedish Research Council has produced a research review that provides an up-to-date picture of the research that exists internationally into sexual harassment in academia. We have done this as we realised during last year’s #MeToo movement that t...

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  • Grant decision |

    06 Sep 2018

    Decision has been made on approved applications for International collaboration in GENDER-NET Plus Co-Fund.

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  • Grant decision |

    01 Jun 2018

    Spring call In the 2018 spring call for international postdoc grant the Swedish Research Council approved 41 out of 246 applications. More than 122 million SEK will be allocated over the upcoming three years.

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  • Article |

    30 Apr 2018

    Spring call In the 2018 spring call for international postdoc grant the Swedish Research Council approved 41 out of 246 applications. More than 122 million SEK will be allocated over the upcoming three years.

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  • Call |

    14 Feb 2018

    The purpose of the research project grant is to give researchers the freedom to formulate by themselves the research concept, method and implementation, and to solve a specific research task within a limited period of time. The focus of this grant ai...

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  • Grant decision |

    06 Dec 2017

    Here we present decisions on research environment grant in ageing and health for 2017–2022. Almost 140 million SEK was granted in total.

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  • Grant decision |

    05 Dec 2017

    On December 5, 2017 we published decisions on research project grant, international postdoc and starting grant within new nuclear technology. In total, nearly 45 million SEK was granted for the grant period 2017–2019.

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  • Grant decision |

    05 Dec 2017

    The Swedish Research Council published decisions on research environment grants within clinical therapy research in December 2017. We granted more than 200 million SEK for the period 2017–2020.

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  • Grant decision |

    05 Dec 2017

    On December 5 the Swedish Research Council published decisions on distinguished professor grant 2017. Almost half a billion SEK will be allocated in 2018–2027.

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  • Grant decision |

    01 Dec 2017

    The Swedish Research Council has granted almost 250 million SEK for International postdoc grants for the period 2017–2020. The grant amount is a standard of 1 050 000 SEK per year and the grant period extends from 1.5 years to a maximum of 3 years.

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  • Grant decision |

    21 Nov 2017

    In total, more than 8 million SEK were awarded for conference grants in 2017.

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  • Grant decision |

    02 Nov 2017

    In November 2017 the Swedish Research Council published decisions on grants awarded to humanities and social sciences. In total, almost 520 million SEK was granted for the period 2017–2022.

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  • Grant decision |

    01 Nov 2017

    November 1 2017 we published decisions on grants awarded for Research project grant and Doctoral programme grant. In total, more than 340 million SEK was granted for the period 2017–2021.

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  • Grant decision |

    31 Oct 2017

    Decisions on Research project grants and Starting grants in natural and engineering sciences was published in October 2017. In total, more than one billion SEK was granted for the period 2017–2021.

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  • Grant decision |

    27 Oct 2017

    In October 2017 the Swedish Research Council published decisions on grants awarded to medicine and health. A total of more than one billion SEK was granted for the period 2017–2022.

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  • Grant decision |

    24 Oct 2017

    In October 2017 the Swedish Research Council published decision on one-year grants for proof of concept within life science. We granted a total of more than 14 million SEK for 2018.

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  • Publication |

    29 Sep 2017

    The Swedish Research Barometer provides a picture of the state of Swedish research through some thirty indicators. Focus is on public funding of research, and research carried out at universities and university colleges. The Swedish Research Baromet...

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  • Publication |

    09 May 2017

    In autumn 2016, the Swedish Research Council conducted gender equality observations in eight review panels in order to investigate whether there was further room for improvement in terms of procedures, instructions and other aspects that promote gend...

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  • Grant decision |

    22 Dec 2016

    In December 2016, we published decisions on research project grants for neutron scattering. In total, almost 69 million SEK was granted for the period 2017–2020.

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  • Grant decision |

    07 Dec 2016

    On December 7, 2016, the Swedish Research Council published decisions on environmental research grants for clinical therapy research. In total, more than 168 million SEK was granted over the period 2017–2019.

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  • Grant decision |

    06 Dec 2016

    In 2016, the Swedish Research Council called for consolidator grant applications for the first time. Here we present the prominent junior researchers who were approved grants. In total, 221 388 000 SEK was granted for the period 2016–2022.

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  • Grant decision |

    29 Nov 2016

    In 2016, we called for grants for international postdoc twice. The grant is a flat amount of 1 050 000 SEK per year and we granted in total about 251 million SEK for the period 2016–2019. US was the most common country chosen by the applicants for fo...

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  • Grant decision |

    15 Nov 2016

    The Swedish Research Council granted a total of 9 411 342 SEK for conference grants in 2016. Here we present more information about grant approvals in the two calls for applications.

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  • Grant decision |

    08 Nov 2016

    On November 8, 2016, decision were published on awarded network grants within the Indo-Swedish research collaboration. In 2015, the call for applications was a collaboration between the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Innovation Agency Vinnova,...

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  • Grant decision |

    07 Nov 2016

    A total of 18 million SEK was granted in the 2016 call for proof of concept grant. The purpose of the research project grant is to bridge the gap between basic research and commercialisation of research results in the life science research area.

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  • Grant decision |

    03 Nov 2016

    The Swedish Research Council granted a total of 146 815 000 SEK for research project grants in educational sciences over the period 2017–2020. The decision was published in November 2016.

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  • Grant decision |

    03 Nov 2016

    November 3 2016, the Swedish Research Council published decisions on approved grants in humanities and social sciences over the period 2016–2020. Total grant amount was 547 763 900 SEK.

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  • Grant decision |

    01 Nov 2016

    Here we present approved grants within development research 2016. In total, the Swedish Research Council granted 210 890 000 SEK over the grant period 2017–2020.

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  • Grant decision |

    27 Oct 2016

    The Swedish Research Council granted a total of almost one billion (979 519 645) SEK for research grants within medicine and health for the period 2016–2020.

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  • Grant decision |

    15 Sep 2016

    In September 2016, we published decisions on awarded research project grants for artistic research over the period 2017–2019.

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  • Publication |

    03 Apr 2015

    The Swedish Research Council’s gender equality observations aim to investigate the Council’s evaluation process from a gender equality perspective and to identify particular points where improvements can be made. In this report the authors shed light...

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  • Publication |

    09 May 2014

    With the Linnaeus grants the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Research Council Formas, provide support for 40 research centres in different research areas.The aim of the Linnaeus grants is to enhance support for research of the highest qualit...

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  • Publication |

    02 May 2013

    This report contains both the Swedish and the English version. These observations on gender equality aim to investigate and bring to light any differences in the Swedish Research Council’s evaluation process in regard to gender and to provide recomm...

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  • Publication |

    09 Apr 2012

    The Linnaeus Grant is an initiative of the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas) to support strong research centres at Swedish universities. This report presents...

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  • Publication |

    11 Apr 2011

    The Swedish Research Council has evaluated three communities for gender research, which are called “Centres of Gender Excellence”. In 2006, the Swedish Research Council approved applications from the universities in Uppsala, Umeå and Linköping/Örebro...

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  • Publication |

    10 Jun 2010

    The university research communities that received grants in the second call for proposals of the ten-year “Linnaeus Grant” in 2008 have now been evaluated. An international panel of experts has examined the organisation, partnerships and leadership o...

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    10 Jun 2009

    The Swedish Research Council’s investment in grants for employment as a research assistant in the medical research field has paid off. The researchers that received funding for their employment from the government authority in the middle or the end o...

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    10 Apr 2008

    In November 2006, the Swedish Research Council granted funding for prominent centres for gender research, to be known as "Centres of Gender Excellence”, at the universities of Uppsala, Umeå, and Linköping–Örebro in collaboration. At the same time, it...

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  • Publication |

    03 Mar 2008

    The report presents the findings of a follow-up study into how gender fared in funding applications received by the Swedish Research Council (VR)/The Committee for Educational Sciences (UVK) in 2004. The follow-up study took place during two months i...

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  • Publication |

    01 Feb 2008

    Medical gender research takes social and cultural relationships into consideration in conjunction with biological events. The commissioning of funding for gender research has previously been carried out in part by the Swedish Research Council’s Commi...

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  • Publication |

    10 May 2006

    One of the tasks of the Swedish Research Council is to support gender research and to work for the development of gender perspectives in research. An interdisciplinary committee which is subordinate to the board of the Swedish Research Council, the C...

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    10 Mar 2006

    How are the concepts of quality and excellence in science applied and developed within various fields of research? What are the advantages and problems in the present understanding of excellence with regard to gender research? In October 2005 the Sw...

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