Call for promoting Gender Equality in Research and Innovation H2020-GERI-2015-1 Closed!


The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) is implemented by specific programme and work programmes.

The aim of the specific objective 'Science with and for society' (Part V) is to build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility.


Actions foreseen within this call for proposals include the following topics:

  • GERI-4-2015: Support to research organisations to implement gender equality plans. Gender equality is a key priority of the European Research Area Communication. "A Reinforced European Research Area: Partnership for Excellence and Growth", which invites Member States, research performing organisations (RPOs), including Higher Education Institutions, as well as research funding organisations (RFOs) to take action to promote gender equality in R&I with the following objectives: - Removing barriers to the recruitment, retention and career progression of female researchers; - Addressing gender imbalances in decision making processes; - Strengthening the gender dimension in research programmes.
  • GERI-3-2015: Evaluation of initiatives to promote gender equality in research policy and research organisations. In the field of research, initiatives have been developed in European countries and beyond aiming at promoting gender equality. They include direct support to female researchers’ careers, specific awards, gender balance in decision-making, gender-budgeting the integration of a gender dimension in research and programmes. Some initiatives have a more comprehensive scope such as charters, performance agreements and gender equality plans. Others are tied with the funding of research organisations and Higher Education Institutions. They should have been initiated by public authorities or private organisations. Few of these initiatives have been evaluated so far and there is no common framework methodology to conduct such evaluations in Europe.


European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 9,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 16 September 2015 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for promoting Gender Equality in Research and Innovation (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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