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GRant AllocatioN Disparities from a gender perspective

Objective

In the GRANteD project we study the occurrence and causes of gender bias in the allocation of research grants, We also study the consequences of gender bias in grant allocation for gender bias in the development of careers in research and innovation.
Our approach is distinct, because we (i) do not take every gender gap or different success rate as bias, but develop a model that includes variables such as past performance of the applicant and quality of the proposal that may influence the grant allocation. Then (ii) after controlling for the relevant variables we test whether gender has an effect on the grant allocation outcomes, that is gender bias. After in this way having determined where gender bias occurs in grant allocation, we (iii) identify the causes of gender bias, which may be in the procedures, in the criteria deployed, in the evaluation processes, or in composition of the panels, and result in e.g. gender stereotyping or in gendered application of criteria. Finally we analyse (iv) the effects of (biased) grant allocation on careers, but also vice versa, as career level of applicants may recursively influence grant allocation.
In order to generate results that can be generalised, the analysis covers a heterogeneous set of funding organizations and funding instruments. For several cases data are already available, for others new data will be collected. A series of methods will be used, from interviews and observations to qualitative text analysis, quantitative multi-level analysis and event history analysis. By maintaining intensive and productive interactions with stakeholders, the project will be targeted on real life problems around grant allocation and careers, and will maximise the impact of the findings.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/racism
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 707 000

Participants (4)

OREBRO UNIVERSITY
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 559 500
Address
Fakultetsgatan 1
70182 Orebro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 224 375
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR HOCHSCHUL- UND WISSENSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 193 025
Address
Lange Laube 12
30159 Hannover
Activity type
Other
TERESA MOM CONSULTANCY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 315 625
Address
Middenweg 203
1098 AN Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)