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  • Queen’s Gender Initiative: The Gender Initiative provides a channel for women’s views on priority issues for women to come to the fore. This forum also acts as a route through which women’s responses to policies, practices and procedures can be made known to senior organisational managers.
  • Equal Opportunities Unit: Information in relation to QUB equality policies and procedures and the latest developments in Equality and Diversity at Queen's.


  • Athena SWAN: The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology (SET) in higher education and research.
  • genSET: is an innovative project aiming to improve the excellence of European science through inclusion of the gender dimension in research and science knowledge making. It is a forum for sustainable dialogue between European science leaders, science stakeholder institutions, gender experts, and science strategy decision-makers, to help implement effective overall gender strategies.
  • WISE: WISE works to ensure that the UK has a skilled, committed and talented workforce in science, engineering and technology (STEM). This means helping schools, employers and other organisations to inspire girls and to enable women to progress in STEM careers.
  • Leadership Foundation for Higher Education: Preparing all who work in HE for new levels of leadership in their careers and within their universities or higher education colleges. We have put substantial investment into UK higher education with significant elements exclusively for our members.
  • WITS: is an active forum for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
  • HeForSheHeForShe is an international UN movement launched by Ban Ki-moon in September 2014. The mission goals are to strive to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women, through the enhanced engagement influential male counterparts. The programme establishes Champions from three core societal sectors, political, corporate and academic. Importantly, strategic engagement of these sectors is expected anticipated to enact change from a top down position. 
  • Year of Reckoning for Women in Science (The Lancet)


  • UNESCO-L'Oreal International Fellowships: Every year, these international Fellowships support 15 promising young women researchers in the life sciences at doctoral or postdoctoral level.
  • The Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowships: A Daphne Jackson Fellowship is a unique fellowship designed to return scientists, engineers and technologists to their careers after a break. Fellowships are normally undertaken on a part-time basis in a university or research establishment in the UK.
  • EMBO excellence in life sciences: Access to funding, training and networking is essential for young scientists to develop the qualities needed to excel in their research careers. Through key programmes developed for early career scientists, from post-doc to young group leader, EMBO offers resources to plan for success.
  • Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship: This scheme is for excellent scientists in the UK at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues.  Female candidates are particularly invited to apply.



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