Further reading, useful links and funding opportunities
This page contains links on challenging preconceptions and, because women are under-represented in Informatics, information about Women in science and technology, together with links to equality legislation and advice and information on "protected characteristics", including additional resources related to those topics.
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Reducing Stereotype Threat: website offering summaries of research on stereotype threat
I wasn't always a scientist: three short films featuring people who didn’t take traditional routes into their scientific careers. Royal Society webpage
Parent Carer Scientist. Royal Society campaign to increase the visibility of people combining a career in science with a family life.
Unconscious bias: Equaity Challenge Unit overview, literature review and training pack
Unconscious bias: 3 minute film from The Royal Society
Women in science and technology
- Academic women now [PDF]: case studies of mid-career women academics who are members of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland
- Chemical imbalance: short filmcelebrating female scientists, looks at why women are still so under-represented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics).
- DiscovHer: L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Program
- Equate Scotland offers training for women in science engineering, technology and the built environment.
- University's Equality and Diversity website: Legislation, Policies and Publications web page
- Article by Uta Frith on equality and diversity at the Royal Society
- Women in STEM - A Strategy for Scotland report, entitled Tapping All our Talents - Royal Society of Edinburgh
- WISE campaign to promote women in science, technology and engineering
Funding for women
- Anita Borg Awards, including Grace Hopper Celebration attendance grants
- ACM-W Scholarships for attendance at research conferences by female students. Please note: the page includes perpetual dates ie. deadlines on the 15th of the month every two months, with notifications on the 30th.
- Amazon Women in Innovation Bursary for UK female undergraduate from a low-income background
- Google’s Women Techmakers Scholars Program (formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for women undergraduate and graduate computing and technology students
- WISE list of funding for women
University of Edinburgh funding search portal for all students.
Equality: legislation and advice
The Equality Act 2010 covers nine "protected characteristics" - age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation. For further information see the University's Equality and Diversity web pages on protected characteristics.
Additional resources (internal and external) related to these characteristics:
Too old to hire? Research from Kent University
Enabling equality: furthering disability equality for staff in HE. Equality Challenge Unit report 2011
See Me: Scotland's mental health organisation
Supporting a student or member of staff who is transitioning. Guidance from the Equality Challenge Unit
Scottish Transgender Alliance: support and campaign group
Stephen Whittle: a trans man talks about his transition from female to male and his experiences. You tube video by the Equality and Human Rights Commission
Trans staff and students in HE - revised 2010. Guidance from the Equality Challenge Unit
Related topic but not covered by the Equality Act: Non-binary gender identities
Marriage and civil partnership
Pregnancy and maternity
University information on pregnancy and maternity as a protected characteristic.
Academic flight: how to encourage black and minority ethnic academics to stay in UK higher education. Equality Challenge Unit report
Inspiring scientists: the life stories of ten British scientists with minority ethnic heritage, with link to learning materials. Royal Society web page
Religion or belief
New perspectives on the gender pay gap: trends and drivers. Scottish Government report June 2016
Gender Action Plan: Interim Report, Scottish Funding Council, February 2016
BLOGS, Edinburgh's LGBT Society (students)
Experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans staff and students in higher education: research report 2009, commissioned by the Equality Challenge Unit