Gender balance and gender perspectives
The Research Council shall be at the forefront of promoting gender balance and gender perspectives in research and innovation, both nationally and internationally. The purpose is to contribute to gender equality in society, to contribute to research of the highest quality by safeguarding the best research talents, facilitating well-functioning research environments and ensuring a breadth of perspectives that provide good explanatory power and innovative solutions.
Gender balance as a poster and brochure
Gender Equality Plan (GEP) requirement
Calls for proposals with an application deadline from and including 2022 will include a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) requirement at the organisational level for applicants and partners that must be met when the grant agreement is signed.
The business sector, special interest organisations and the non-profit sector are exempt from the requirement.
Background material that supports the 12 recommendations and measures
Policy for gender balance and gender perspectives in research and innovation
The policy sets out how the Research Council will:
- be a national and international driving force to promote gender balance and knowledge about gender perspectives in research and innovation;
- systematically assess the gender dimension in the Research Council’s investments in research and innovation;
- strengthen and expand the knowledge base on gender balance and gender perspectives for research and innovation policy.