Useful Links

Equality Challenge Unit promoting equality and diversity in higher education


Grants for women, including returning after a career break:

MRC Career Development Award

Wellcome Trust Career Re-entry Fellowships

BBSRC Returners to Research Fellowships

The Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships

British Federation of Women Graduates

The Daphne Jackson Trust

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

Articles and letters:

Does gender matter?

Gender: missing the prizes that can inspire a career

Family Matters

Walking the line: balancing work and family

JCS Women in Science Joyce Taylor-Papadimitriou Fran Balkwill Julia Polak Mary Osborn

JCB People and Ideas

Using zebrafish to understand the genome: an interview with Nancy Hopkins

The female underclass - Nature editorial

Women tend towards modesty in self-estimates of intelligence - comment on:
Decomposing self-estimates of intelligence: Structure and sex differences across 12 nations

Attracting women
2009 Nobels: Break or Breakthrough for Women?

A Life Lived Backwards

On becoming a scientist



Food for thought:

Working Women: Justin Rowlatt's big gaffe

Science gender gap 'widest in UK'



These books are available to borrow from Dr Sara Mole.


Motherhood, the elephant in the laboratory : Women scientists speak out.
Edited by Emily Monosson. ILR Press. 2008.
A collection of 34 essays from women scientists from the USA who began their careers in the 1970s to today.

Academeology: Random Musings, Strong Opinions and Somewhat Bizarre Anecdotes from an Academic Life
by Female Science Professor. Lulu: 2008. 283 pp.

Women in Science, Engineering and Technology: three decades of UK initiatives
by Alison Phipps. Trentham Books. 2008. 184 pp.