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Call Open for 2017 Minerva Informatics Equality Award

The 2017 Minerva Award, sponsored by Google,  is devoted to initiatives supporting the transition of female PhD and postdoctoral researchers into faculty positions.

miea callThis is the second edition of the Minerva Informatics Equality Award. The Award seeks to celebrate successful initiatives that have had a measurable impact on the careers of women within the institution. Such initiatives can serve as exemplars of best practices within the community, with the potential to be widely adopted by other institutions. Nominations will need to demonstrate the impact that has been achieved.

For 2017 examples of impact could include an improved career development and better agreements on career planning for female PhD students and postdocs as recorded in objective surveys of staff experience, and increasing numbers of female faculty. The Award carries a prize of EUR 5,000

Access the Call for Nominations

The Informatics Europe Minerva Informatics Equality Award recognizes best practices in Departments or Faculties of European universities or research labs that have been demonstrated to have a positive impact for women. On a three-year cycle the award will focus each year on a different stage of the career pipeline:

  • Developing the careers of female faculty, including retention and promotion;
  • Supporting the transition of female PhD and postdoctoral researchers into faculty positions;
  • Encouraging female students to enroll in Computer Science/Informatics programmes and retaining them.