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Advanced Training for Women in Scientific Research

Objective

It has been shown that there are significant differences in the career paths of male and female scientists. The road towards a faculty position not only takes longer for women, there is also a significant portion of female candidates who drop out before re aching their goal, a phenomenon appropriately referred to as "leaky pipeline".

The ADVANCE project addresses the issue of gender equality in science and research and intends to contribute to plugging the leaky pipeline by supporting female scientists in acquiring research and career management skills as well as tools that help them build up their careers. By providing expertise in structural and organisational aspects of scientific career promotion, by enhancing skills relevant in the scientific academic and industrial context and by experiencing a mentor-mentee relationship with senior researchers functioning as role models, female scientists will receive a broad repertoire of skills relevant for career development.

The ADVANCE objectives will be reached through the following activities: 1. Systematic training provided within the frame of a Summer School in order to equip female researchers with the necessary skills at the respective stages of their careers (pre-, postdocs and beyond). ADVANCE will target e specially scientists in natural sciences and technology, both in academia and in industrial research (Track 1).
2. Mentoring and Coaching Program (Track 2) will be developed within the frame of ADVANCE. This track will be one of the key factors in supporting female scientists in their career development both in academia and industrial research.
3. The Training and Mentoring Program will be amplified by supporting other organisations on a European level to build up similar training programs in their institutions. For this purpose "Transfer Models" based on the consortiums experience will be developed. All resources will be available free of charge for interested organisations.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/didactics
  • /social sciences/sociology/gender studies/gender equality

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-SCIENCE-AND-SOCIETY-17
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITÄT FÜR WEITERBILDUNG KREMS
Address
Dr.-karl-dorrek-strasse 30
Krems
Austria

Participants (5)

SPOLECZNA WYZSZA SZKOLA PRZEDSIEBIORCZOSCI I ZARZADZANIA W LODZI
Poland
Address
Sienkiewicza 9
Lodz
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Address
Yliopistonkatu 4
Helsingin Yliopisto
UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT
Austria
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 65-67
Klagenfurt
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
Utrecht
SOUTH-WEST UNIVERSITY "NEOFIT RILSKI"
Bulgaria
Address
Ivan Mihailov, 66
Blagoevgrad