Gender School 2022

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7th Sept - 11th Sept 2022

10:00 – 14:00

Application Dates

1 June- 22 July 2022

Evaluation Dates

22 - 30 July 2022

Notification of Acceptance

1 August 2022

The Gender-EX School aims to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and tools to explore the ways in which gender is relevant to their own research projects. Special attention to intersectional approaches to SGDRC.

By the end of this 5-day course, participants will be sufficiently equipped to incorporate sophisticated gender analysis into their own research projects, independently of their discipline.

The course is designed to facilitate participation through a variety of interactive sessions. It will comprise a mix format of keynotes, seminars, workshops and case-studies. The continuity of these networks will be facilitated by further opportunities provided by future GenderEX activities, exchanges, and events.

*Gender School will be held in English. No admission fees required. Certificate of attendance will be given.

Selection Criteria

The primary target group are Early-Stage Researchers, including MA, MSc, and PhD students, from Kadir Has Universitesi, Technological University Dublin, Università di Genova, and Lunds Universitet.

Applicants must:

Be a researcher in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research activity, including the period of research training

Have a research plan (even if in its initial stages)

Have a basic understanding of the relevance of integrating a sex and gender dimension in their area of research

Be able to articulate their capacity-building needs for integrating a sex and gender dimension in their research

A proven commitment to the integration of a sex and gender dimension in their field of research is preferable

Learning Objectives

To understand what it means to integrate a gender perspective and how to go about it.

To familiarize with the EU policy framework in relation to the integration of gender perspectives in research.

To recognize the implications of undertaking gender-sensitive research both for science and for society at large.

To forge the creation of a sustainable multidisciplinary network of Early Career Researchers who are conducting gender sensitive research.

Keynote speaker

Tomas Brage is Professor of Physics in Lund University. His main research interests are Laboratory Astrophysics and Computational Atomic Physics, and he has published over 100 articles in refereed journals. For the last 15 years he has been strongly involved in work on Gender and Science, where he is regularly giving talks on “Gender and Physics” around Europe. He has designed and executed workshops on gender equality, anti-discrimination, scientific literacy, inclusive teaching, core values, bias as a threat to meritocracy and the gender dimension in the culture and content of Physics and Science.


Inés Novella is an architect and equal opportunities advisor. She is a researcher at the Department of Urban and Spatial Planning of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). Her research focuses on gender-sensitive architectural and planning design and structural change in STEM institutions. She is the Project Manager of the TRIGGER project. Before joining the Technical University of Madrid, she worked for different architecture and planning offices, and set her own office, NOVELLA | QUIXAL architects, in 2012.

Jennie Stephens is the Director of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the Dean’s Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.  She is also the Director for Strategic Research Collaborations at Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute. Her research, teaching, and community engagement focus on integrating social justice, feminist, and anti-racist perspectives into climate and energy resilience, social and political aspects of the renewable energy transition, reducing reliance on fossil fuels, energy democracy, gender in energy and climate, and climate and energy justice. Her unique transdisciplinary approach integrates innovations in social science and public policy with science and engineering to promote social justice, reduce inequalities and redistribute power (electric power, economic power and political power).

Friederike Eyssel is a Professor of Psychology and Head of the research group “Applied Social Psychology and Gender Research” at the Center for Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC), Bielefeld University, Germany. Friederike received her PhD in Psychology from Bielefeld University in 2007. Friederike is interested in various research topics ranging from social robotics, social agents, and ambient intelligence, to research on attitudes, their measurement and change, and gender research. Crossing disciplines, Dr. Eyssel has published her cross-disciplinary research in leading journals in the field of psychology and social robotics. A perspective on robot gender has recently been published in Nature. She co-authored the book “Human-Robot Interaction”, published by Cambridge University Press in 2020. In 2021, she also co-authored the book “Robots in Education” published by Routledge.


Emer Cahill is the Programme and Communications Manager for the Irish Research Council with responsibility for the Laureate Programme, Gender Net Plus and equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives within the agency. Through participation on various committees and Community of Practice forums with fellow European funding agencies, Emer works to establish best practice in relation to EDI in research funding and works to implement new processes.

Duygu Celik is an Advisor to the President of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TUBİTAK), since 2021. She was a Scientific Officer at the ERC between 2019-2021. She was a postdoctoral researcher in the Physics Department at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), working on materials exhibiting strongly correlated electron phenomena after completing both her Masters’s and Ph.D. degrees in Condensed Matter Physics at Cukurova University. Her research addresses strongly correlated electron phenomena in a novel transition metal, rare earth, and actinide-based oxides and intermetallic compounds. She is responsible for the development and implementation of TUBİTAK’s Gender Equality Plan.

Claudia Sanguineti is Head of the European Research Office at the University of Genoa and of the APRE (Agency for the Promotion of European Research) Liguria Desk, where she provides consultancy and training activities for the presentation of project proposals in the context of European research and innovation funding programs. European Research Office also supports all project management phases, including reporting and response to audits by the European Commission. It organises events and initiatives to promote participation in the EC framework research programme.

7 September, Wed

10:00 – 14:00


Gender School opening and presentation

Basic Concepts and Definitions

Keynote Speech: Tomas Brage

Roundtable: Integrating gender in EU and national research funding

Emer Cahill, Duygu Çelik, Giulia Sanguineti

8 September, Thurs

10:00 – 14:00


Case Study 1 : Inés Novella

Presentation of research proposal exercise 

Gendered innovations case study selection and preliminary discussion 

WS 1, Developing a research project

9 September, Fri

10:00 – 14:00


Case Study 2: Jennie Stephens

Gendered innovations case study preparation and presentations

WS 2 Research Design

10 September, Sat

10:00 – 14:00


Case Study 3: Friderike Eyssel

Advice Clinics 

GenderEX network

WS 3 Research impact

11 September, Sun

10:00 – 13:30

World Café

Presentations of research proposals

 GenderEX network

Key lesseons learnt 

Closing and next steps


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