04/05/2016

Research Councils UK (RCUK) has today launched an action plan to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in research, recognising its leadership role in driving a change in culture.

This follows RCUK’s Statement of Expectations for Equality and Diversity, published in 2013, and outlines our ambitions to lead by example in ensuring a diverse workforce; challenge bias and work towards fair and inclusive funding processes; and lead and support change in our research community. Work has already begun with the roll-out of unconscious bias training for peer reviewers and funding decision-makers.

Alongside this, RCUK have today published its annual data on grants and fellowships applications and success rates by gender, ethnicity and age. This year’s dataset includes doctoral students as well as co-investigators.

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