Equal Opportunity

Promoting gender equality among researchers is one of NeuroCure's declared objectives. Women are still underrepresented at higher academic levels. To counteract this, NeuroCure has developed a diverse set of measures based on the equal opportunity strategies of its partner organizations to sustainably increase the proportion of female scientists in higher academic positions, including:

  • female postdoctoral research fellowships
  • mentoring program for female scientists
  • financial support for flexible childcare
  • actively approaching female scientists in recruitment processes
  • dual career support

Through NeuroCure's successful strategy, the proportion of female principal investigators within the Cluster has more than doubled from 12% to 25%.

 

Percentage of women at NeuroCure:
as of July 2017
 
Principal Investigators
(Professors and Junior Group Leaders) 
25%
Research Associates
Doctoral Students
Physicians
Postdocs
56%
62%
58%
48%
Non-Academic Staff 86%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on the equal opportunity programs of NeuroCure’s university partner institutions: