The gender dimension in research content as a criterion for the evaluation of research proposals – Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (CZ)

The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic applies gender equality criteria in two funding programmes – ZÉTA (a junior programme) and ÉTA (supporting applied research in social sciences and the humanities). In each case, it evaluates how the gender perspective is reflected and integrated into research proposals. It has developed guidelines for applicants and evaluators and provided training for evaluators and staff. As part of its evaluation criteria, it focuses on gender balance in research teams and assigns a higher flat rate (extra points) for research organisations active in improving the gender equality of their environment.