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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SwafS-2018-1

Coordinator

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Net EU contribution
€ 707 000,00
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Austria

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (5)

OREBRO UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 308 513,75
Address
Fakultetsgatan 1
70182 Orebro

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Örebro län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 224 375,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR HOCHSCHUL- UND WISSENSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 193 025,00
Address
Lange Laube 12
30159 Hannover

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Region
Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TERESA MOM CONSULTANCY BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 315 625,00
Address
Middenweg 203
1098 AN Amsterdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FORSKNINGSPOLITIK SVERIGE AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 250 986,25
Address
Dalagatan 6b
111 23 Stockholm

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00