Call for promoting Gender Equality in Research and Innovation H2020-GERI-2014-1 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-1-2014: Innovative approach to communication encouraging girls to study science. To attract more women to research careers, the Commission launched in 2012 the communication campaign "Science: it's a girl thing!", which aims at encouraging 13-18 years old girls to study science. Young people often make career-critical decisions at this age and either orientate towards or away from scientific subjects. Girls tend to drop out of Science, Technology, Engeneering and Mathematics (STEM) for various reasons linked in particular to the social roles they expect or are expected to play as well as the way STEM subjects are taught. In order to better attract and retain female students, science and educational institutions should reconsider their external communication and the way STEM subjects are taught.
  • GERI-4-2014: 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-2-2014: Impact of gender diversity on Research & Innovation. Some studies have explored in specific fields (e.g. ICT) and countries the impact of gender diversity on innovation in terms of productivity, performance and relevance to society (e.g. number of publications and of patents, market shares). However gender diversity in teams and organisations has not yet been systematically analysed.

European community funding

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

  • 9,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 02 October 2014 - 6 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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