60 million for gender research

2006-12-18 16:40

The Universities of Uppsala, Umeå and Linköping were the winners of the call for proposals for "Centers of Gender Excellence". The international panel of judges was impressed by Swedish research.

New thinking and tangible plans on how to become leaders in the international field were the most important selection criteria when an international panel of judges chose Centers of Excellence within gender research for the first time. One of the most important objectives of the call for proposals is to increase internationalisation of Swedish gender research.

The international panel of judges was impressed by the quality of the applications and unanimous on the environments that should be financed.

The three chosen environments are: Nature/Culture Boundaries and Transgressive Encounters, Margaretha Fahlgren, Uppsala Centre for Gender ResearchChallenging gender – a research programme at Umeå advanced gender studies, Britta Lundgren, Umeå UniversityGendering EXcellence – GEXcel: towards a European Centre of Excellence in transnational and transdisciplinary studies of changing gender relations, intersectionalities and embodiment, Nina Lykke, Linköping University in cooperation with Örebro University.

More about the call for proposals. A total of 60 million will be distributed to these Centers of Gender Excellence. They will each receive 20 million SEK over a five-year period. The activity will be followed up at the chosen environments at the turn of the year 07/08. There were ten applications in total from six universities.

A report describing the preparatory work will be published at the Swedish Research Council web site during week 50.

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