This workshop will cover the importance of establishing a clear understanding of the Gender Dimension within research projects, with particular reference to the importance for competitive funding applications (National and European Funding calls).
Why workshops on gender in research?
Over the last decade, stakeholders at national and EU levels have been striving to promote gender equality in research, by facilitating the participation of women researchers and integrating the gender dimension into all aspects of research projects. Horizon Europe, EU’s new research and innovation framework, sets up a new standard for advancing gender equality and integrating gender in research, through establishing new eligibility and selection criteria. Those intend to bring organizations forward in addressing gender as a key dimension of research excellence.
Who are Yellow Window?
Yellow Window developed the Gender EU-funded Research Toolkit and have delivered training sessions all over Europe in order to give the research community practical tools to integrate gender aspects into research. In Ireland alone, research funding agencies and research bodies, such as the Irish Research Council, TU Dublin, NUI or Teagasc, have engaged Yellow Window to provide training to their research communities. Yellow Window has been recently involved in delivering the EU-funded Gender Equality Academy and is a partner in several Horizon 2020 projects devoted to advancing gender equality in research.
When, Where and Who Should Attend the Workshops?
This workshop is for Researchers, Postdoctoral Researchers and Postgraduate students interested in learning how to write and incorporate gender dimension into relevant sections of their research funding proposal (National or EU). So whether you research or not, but are involved in, interested in or responsible for the development of WIT staff and students, please come along to this session and contribute to the conversation about gender matters in academia.
The objectives of this ½ day session will be to:
- Strengthening participants’ knowledge on gender issues in research and the academia
- Raising participants’ awareness on the importance of integrating gender in research and research proposals in the Horizon Europe framework
- Strengthening participants’ capacities to integrate gender in research through practical guidance and interactive exercise
Presenter/Facilitator and Host of Workshop
Maxime Forest holds a PhD from Sciences Po Paris. He is a senior gender expert and trainer at Yellow Window since 2011 and has been a member of Gender Equality Academy. Along with Lut Mergaert, he published the chapter “Integrating Gender and Diversity” in the SAGE Handbook of research management (2015) and co-edited with Maria Bustelo and Lucy Ferguson The Politics of Feminist Knowledge Transfer: Gender Training and Gender Expertise (Routledge 2016). In his capacity of senior lecturer and researcher at Sciences Po, he is currently the principal evaluator of the SUPERA and RESET projects and recently contributed to the Routledge Handbook of EU Politics and Gender (2021).
|Time (Irish time - UTC)||
|10.00 – 10.15||Welcome / Self-introduction of trainer and participants / Expectations about the training session|
|10.15 – 10.30||Some basic definitions about gender|
|10.30 – 11.00||
About gender imbalances in research and the academia: the status quo Review of main issues related to gender in research: vertical/horizontal segregation/gender gap in funding/international mobility…
|11.00 – 11.30||
About (unconscious) gender biases in research
Going through examples of gender biased research, Definition of unconscious biases
|11.30 – 11.45||Break|
|11.45 – 12.00||
Gendering research programs and projects under Horizon Europe: a new paradigm?
Major changes about addressing gender issues in research project proposals + forecast
|12.00 – 12.15||
Key recommendations for integrating gender in research projects proposals
Introduction to the research cycle
|12.15 – 12.50||
In sub-groups: Case study 1: Planetary Magnetospheres
Group to work on selected research project to assess potential gender relevance and/or mainstream a gender perspective
|12.50 – 13.15||Brief restitution of challenge 1 in plenary|
|13.15 – 13.30||Wrap-up and evaluation|