July 30-August 2, 2008
Society for Mathematical Biology Conference

hosted by the Centre for Mathematical Medicine, Fields Institute
held at University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Bldg


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14) Gender Equity in Grant Awards: NSERC & NSF
Principal organiser: Dr. Rebecca Tyson

Equity in the distribution of grants is a concern for granting agencies as well as recipients. There is evidence that unconscious bias exists among both male and female reviewers, and that this results in a lower success rate for women. Isabelle Blain, Vice-President of NSERC, and Mary-Ann Horn, Mathematical Biology Program Director at NSF, will be present to discuss the issue and the approach each agency is taking. These presentation will be followed by a question period.

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