To the Mothers of Science
Supporting grant for BIST scientists
BIST recognizes and supports scientist mothers that are working to reach a leading position and advance the research in their fields.
The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology first launched the Mothers of Science programme in 2018, inspired by the CRG Women Scientists Support Grant (WOSS). The Mothers of Science programme offers supporting grants and coaching sessions to talented BIST female researchers to recognize their roles as scientists and mothers, and support them along their way to becoming pioneers in their fields. BIST aims to address the gap that exists between the number of women in the BIST community who are research associates or senior postdoctoral researchers (41%) and the percentage of women who are group leaders (18%).
In March 2020, BIST launched the second edition of To the Mothers of Science programme. This year, guided coaching sessions are offered to 10 winners and 5 finalists and a guided workshop on effective non-verbal communication is offered to all candidates.