SNSF to run AcademiaNet platform, giving women researchers more visibility.

As of January 2020, the SNSF will run the AcademiaNet platform for a period of at least five years. The online portal contains the profiles of over 2800 outstanding women researchers from all over Europe. AcademiaNet lends them greater presence and visibility, thereby increasing their chances of obtaining, for example, senior academic positions as well as opportunities to speak at academic conferences or to brief journalists in an expert role.

The portal was set up by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in Stuttgart and managed by the latter in collaboration with the "Spektrum der Wissenschaft" publishing house through to the end of 2018. The cooperation with "Spektrum der Wissenschaft" will be continued under the auspices of the SNSF. In turn, the Robert Bosch Stiftung will continue to co-finance the portal during the next five years.

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    ​The partner organisations of AcademiaNet propose highly qualified women researchers for inclusion in the portal. Direct applications are not possible.

    The main criteria for inclusion are:

    • excellent scientific qualifications
    • independent research profile
    • experience of leading independent research teams
    • international experience
    • teaching activities / visiting professorships
  • Partner organisations / Sponsors

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    AcademiaNet is financially supported by the following organisations:

    • Agence National de la Recherche (ANR)
    • EMBO
    • Estonian Research Council (ETAG)
    • Fonds National de la recherche (FNR)
    • Foundation for Polish Science (FNP)
    • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
    • FWF Der Wissenschaftsfonds
    • Independent Research Fund Denmark
    • Leibniz Gemeinschaft
    • Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG)
    • National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
    • National Science Centre Poland (NCN)
    • Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
    • Robert Bosch Stiftung
    • The Royal Society
    • The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)
    • Swedish Research Council (VR)
    • Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (FORMAS)
    • Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS)
    • The Research Council of Norway
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