Explaining gender bias in ERC grant selection – Life Sciences case

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Explaining gender bias in ERC grant selection – Life Sciences case

Type: Article in monograph or in proceedings
Title: Explaining gender bias in ERC grant selection – Life Sciences case
Author: Besselaar P. van denSchiffbaenker H.Sandström U.Mom M.
Journal Title: STI 2018 Conference Proceedings
Start Page: 346
End Page: 352
Publisher: Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)
Issue Date: 2018-09-11
Keywords: Scientometrics
Abstract: To explain lower success rates of female applicants in ERC grants, we collected data about past performance of the applicants, and we interviewed panel members about how selection criteria are practiced in general and specifically for female vs. male applicants. Controlling for several past performance variables, we still do find gender bias – more often in favor of men than of women. The analysis of the interviews provides empirical evidence that current evaluation practices indeed are not at all optimal, leading to gender-biased practices and outcomes.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/65245
 

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