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Science Europe practical guide to gender equality in research

Science Europe has released a new practical guide to further address gender inequality in the European research ecosystem. This new publication sets out good practice examples and guides the further development of context specific approaches including how to avoid unconscious bias in peer review processes, how to monitor gender equality, and how to improve grant management practices.

Read the Science Europe Practical Guide on Improving Gender Equality

Luxembourg and women in science

Currently only around 24% of researchers in Luxembourg are women. To discuss how this figure – and the situation for female researchers in the Grand Duchy – can be improved, the FNR, together with the City of Luxembourg and Fondation Jeunes Scientifiques Luxembourg are hosting a colloquium on Monday, 13 February 2017.

The colloquium will see 3 panels discuss various aspects of gender equality in research in Luxembourg with the audience. The colloquium follows the WiSE exhibition (20 Jan – 11 Feb), which highlights a selection of female researchers in Luxembourg.

Find out more about the WiSE Colloquium – How can Luxembourg do better?

FNR and gender equality

In March 2016, the FNR announced it is appealing to host institutions to increase the number of research proposals submitted by female researchers to the FNR to 40% in the ATTRACT Programme and 30% in the PEARL programme.

As for the FNR’s other funding instruments, statistics show that the success rate for retained proposals is almost identical between male and female applicants (2007 – 2015, main FNR programmes).