FIX the Knowledge

In Western societies, science and research aim to generate objective and generally valid knowledge, but this field is not neutral in terms of gender and ethnicity-related values. Over the last few centuries, the underlying science and research culture has developed largely in the absence of women. Research has shown how embedded gender injustice has affected medicine and technical sciences, and how gender bias has had an adverse effect on creativity and excellence in science and research*. For this reason, the FWF took this research and the international discourse on scholarly excellence (as well as its prerequisites) into consideration by integrating the demand for the participation of women as well as mandatory gender-related analyses in the FWF's flagship Special Research Programmes (SFBs) and Doctoral Programmes (DKs).