Equal Opportunity in Research Proposals
Equal opportunity is more than just quotas. Equal opportunity is also more than promoting equal opportunities for women and reconciling family life and work. Equal opportunity means strengthening and fostering all facets of diversity. Generally speaking, equal opportunity at higher education institutions means actively working to create structures that give all people the same opportunities to reach their career goals. Over the course of the past several years,many external funding institutions have also made this their mission. Accordingly, a well-developed equal opportunity concept has meanwhile become pivotal to a proposal’s success or failure.
When planning a research project, we recommend referring to the checklist from the University of Freiburg for initial orientation.
See the information below for the central aspects and areas of equal opportunity and diversity that research proposals need to address:
Keep in mind:
It is important that the section of the proposal dealing with the topic of equal opportunity is a good fit for the project and project group. The planned measures should be well-conceived and feasible. Remember that you must have sufficient resources to implement planned measures. Asking trusted colleagues and talking to them about their experiences will help you better assess these aspects.
If you have further questions, contact: Gleichstellung.MIN"AT"uni-hamburg.de