The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) launches the 2022 edition of the ‘To the Mothers of Science‘ programme on March 8, 2022, coinciding with International Women’s Day. The programme will support researchers who are mothers and working towards leadership positions in science.
Call open from March 8 to March 21, 2022.
The initiative 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%). The ‘To the Mothers of Science’ programme, which is in its third edition this year, includes a salary top-up of 400€ per month for one year, in addition to a coaching programme.
Applicants must be working at one of the seven BIST centres or have a contract with an external organisation with a connection to a BIST centre. Winners will be selected by a panel of external specialists who will take into consideration candidates’ scientific excellence and their potential to reach leadership positions. All researchers who are mothers and hold a position as a PhD student, Postdoctoral Fellow, Associate Researcher, or similar are encouraged to apply between March 8 and March 21, 2022. Application instructions will be available soon.
The ‘To the Mothers of Science’ programme, which was inspired by the CRG Women Scientists Support Grant (WOSS), has already awarded twenty-two grants in past editions, and many of the grantees have gone on to reach higher positions within their fields.