About the programme
The Programme for Gender Research is an interdisciplinary basic research programme within the humanities and the social sciences, established by the Division for Science at the Research Council of Norway.
The programme’s overall objectives are to strengthen gender research as a separate field of knowledge and to generate more knowledge about gender and gender equality issues. To achieve these objectives the programme will encourage activities that:
foster theoretical reflection;
heighten the social relevance of gender research;
strengthen gender-relevant research in the areas of employment and economics; the public sphere, culture and aesthetics; rights and politics; cohabitation and relationships;
strengthen multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research;
promote long-term development of expertise in the field;
enhance dissemination of the results of gender research;
promote the internationalisation of Norwegian gender research.
The programme’s budget is expected to total NOK 56 million for the 2008-2012 programme period.
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