The Gender Challenge in Research Funding Assessing the European National Scenes Brussels
Typ der Publikation
Forschungsförderung, Gender-Bias, Wissenschaft, Karriere
Datum des letzten Aufrufs
In all European countries and beyond, women are having difficulties getting ahead in research careers. Women are heavily underrepresented in research decision-making in Europe, and thus have fewer opportunities to influence the research agenda. Since access to resources is a major key to success, this report focuses on research funding across Europe, mainly but not exclusively from a gender perspective. It is the result of the work of a EU expert group set up by the European Commission to provide recommendations ‘on the improvement of transparency and accountability of procedures used in selection committees for grants and fellowship awards and of access to research funding in general’. The report analyses the gender dynamics among applicants, recipients and gatekeepers of research funding, in funding processes, instruments and criteria, and the role of key funding organisations in promoting gender equality in research.