Engendering Research about Cities, Transport, Energy & Climate Change

Engendering Research about Cities, Transport, Energy & Climate Change

COST Training School. A Residential Workshop for Early Stage Researchers

Monday evening 2nd November – Friday evening 6th November, 2015

This  workshop  is  designed  to  encourage  early  stage  researchers  (ESRs)  to  consider  how  gender relations shape research in the EU priority areas of cities, transport, energy and climate change. Gender  relationships  structure  society,  and  therefore  most  research  is,  in  some  way,  gendered. Gender affects who does research, how and which research questions are identified as important, which methodologies are chosen, the case studies and data sets used, and the analysis undertaken. For  an  increasing  number  of  researchers,  these  considerations  are  explicit,  but  for  others  they remain implicit, or even unconscious. Better recognition of gender relations and their implications,
and  attention  to  how  these  affect  research,  ultimately  makes  for  better  science  with  more  robust results. This is being acknowledged by funders such as the European Union, and the North American National Institutes of Health, and publishers such as Nature and The Lancet, who are now requiring authors to identify how they have taken gender into account in their research frameworks.

The  aim  of  this  workshop  is  to  encourage  ESRs  to  explore  how  gender  affects  their  existing  or proposed  research,  and  consider  how  they  might  incorporate  a  gender  perspective.  Workshop tutors  are  experienced  researchers  with  gender  expertise,  and  the  programme  will  build  from introducing  the  concept  of  gender  and  developing  its  complexity,  in  general,  to  working  on  case studies  of  urban  design,  housing,  transport,  energy  and  climate  change,  so  that  participants  can understand  how  they  can  incorporate  sophisticated  gendered  analyses  into  their  PhD  and  post‐doctoral research.

genderSTE will support the expenses of a number of PhD candidates and Early Stage Researchers in attending this Training School with a Grant of €1,150 per person.  There are limited places available, and the application will be competitive. Interested Early Stage Researchers, please fill out the attached application form until 30 June 2015.


Monday, November 2, 2015 (All day) to Friday, November 6, 2015 (All day)
Istanbul Technical University
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Type of event: 
Training school
Abstract submission: 
Thursday, July 30, 2015

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