Supporting Women Researchers
Over the last year, AuthorAID has focused on supporting women in research to address gender inequalities in academia. These inequalities range from the delicate balancing of career goals with traditional gender roles at home, to the more fundamental challenges of managing safety on campus and breaking through the glass ceiling of promotion.
Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education Toolkit
AuthorAID recently launched the Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education toolkit, an easy-to-use resource for institutions interested in tackling gender inequality in research.
- This toolkit has been developed for facilitators who are interested in introducing gender mainstreaming in higher education in order to challenge gender inequality.
- The content, pedagogical process and materials provided can also be used to inform the work of others who are facing gender imbalances in education more generally.
- This introductory workshop focuses on gender awareness raising and sensitization through reflective and participatory processes.
Gender Grants support researchers in attending a conference on the topic of gender or hosting a gender workshop in their country.
AuthorAID has awarded 9 gender travel grants to researchers from 8 different countries and 10 gender workshop grants to experienced researchers and facilitators from 7 different countries.
Some of the recent grants AuthorAID has supported include:
- A nation-wide workshop in Kenya on addressing gender based violence in universities and developing a national policy
- Presentation of an analysis of the gender gap in Cameroon at an international conference on Maastricht
Take a look at our Funding page for the latest news on grant opportunities.
Learn about the impacts of our gender grants:
- Grant provides networking opportunities for TB and gender researcher
- AuthorAID supports poster presentation at the 7th African Population Council Conference in South Africa
Read the INASP Gender Factsheet to learn more about women in academia around the world and how INASP and AuthorAID are working to close the gender gap.
Have questions? Contact Jennifer Chapin.
AuthorAID is a programme of INASP. INASP promotes equity by actively addressing the needs of both men and women across all our work and addressing issues of power within the research and knowledge system.