Research Council funding to encourage more women in research management

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The Research Council of Norway is announcing the first call for proposals under its new Initiative on Gender Balance in Senior Positions and Research Management (BALANSE). The objective of the initiative is to ensure greater recruitment of women to top-level positions in academia and research management.

“Research institutions and research-intensive industry may apply for funding under the BALANSE initiative for activities to recruit more women to top-level positions in academia and research management,” explains Professor Knut Liestøl, chair of the programme board for the BALANSE initiative.

Nearly three years have passed since the Research Council began efforts to launch the initiative. The initial call for proposals is now being issued with funds from the Ministry of Education and Research. The budget framework for the call is NOK 15 million and the deadline for proposals is 29 May.

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