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School of Divinity: Equality and Diversity

School of Divinity: Equality and Diversity

News and events supporting and promoting equality, diversity and respect at the School of Divinity, New College, University of Edinburgh

New toolkit on the GCRF Gender Equality Statement

Edinburgh Research Office has launched a new toolkit designed to help Principal Investigators (PIs) complete the Gender Equality Statement, which is a compulsory part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and Newton Fund application process.

The GCRF Gender Equality Statement requires researchers consider five issues:

  1. Have measures been put in place to ensure equal and meaningful opportunities for people of different genders to be involved throughout the project? This includes the development of the project, the participants in the research and innovation and the beneficiaries of the research and innovation.
  2. The expected impact of the project (benefits and losses) on people of different genders, both throughout the project and beyond.
  3. The impact on the relations between people of different genders and people of the same gender. For example, changing roles and responsibilities in households, society, economy, politics, power, etc.
  4. How any risks and unintended negative consequences on gender equality will be avoided or mitigated against, and monitored.
  5. Whether any relevant outcomes and outputs are being measured, with data disaggregated by age and gender (where disclosed).

The toolkit draws on existing best practice in the development sector. It explains key terms, provides illustrative examples and maps out a how PIs can respond to each of these five requirements.

Information session, 24 March 2020

Edinburgh Research Office will run an information session about the Gender Equality Statement and the relevance of gender in GCRF Projects, 24 March 2020.

Book a place at the event


Edinburgh Research Office blog about and link to the toolkit on the GCRF Gender Equality Statement

Global Challenges Research Fund

Newton Fund



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