Gender Equality in Academia and Research
Spokesperson budget – DFG (DE)
In order to promote the visibility of women in decision-making positions, the Joint Committee of the DFG decided to introduce a special budget for DFG-funded research networks. Since the beginning of 2021, networks whose spokesperson/coordinator belongs to an underrepresented gender at leadership level can apply for additional, uncommitted funding of EUR 80,000 per funding year. The DFG regularly publishes information on underrepresented genders at project management level. Gender inclusion funding should be used for individual and subject/project-related activities that serve to facilitate the spokesperson’s role. This applies to coordinators in priority programmes. Funding can be used for research or administrative support staff, to fund a sabbatical for the spokesperson, or for a partial temporary substitute clinician position.