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Men received both more and larger grants than women did, ending up with three times as much funding on average.

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Women Are Underrepresented at Conferences: Study

By Diana Kwon | April 25, 2018

An analysis of abstracts from American Geophysical Union meetings reveals that female scientists get fewer speaking opportunities than men.

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Women Less Successful When Applying for Patents

By Diana Kwon | April 18, 2018

An investigation of 2.7 million patent submissions in the U.S. finds gender disparities throughout the application process.

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Book Excerpt from A Lab of One’s Own

By Patricia Fara | March 1, 2018

In chapter 16, “Lessons of Science: Learning from the Past to Improve the Future,” author Patricia Fara examines where we’ve been and where we’re going in terms of valuing the influence of women in science.

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As millions of men headed off to fight in the Great War, women researchers stayed behind to further science. Their struggle for equality rages on today.

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Institutions document the effects of unconscious bias and set specific goals for gender balance.

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New Initiatives Offer Jobs, Funding to Women Only

By Ashley Yeager | January 5, 2018

To correct gender disparities in academic science, the Max Planck Society and the Australian government are taking the uncommonly direct approach of affirmative action.

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Max Planck Society Seeks to Keep More Women as Faculty

By Katarina Zimmer | December 6, 2017

The German research institution will invest more than $35 million in creating tenure-track positions for female scientists. 

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Gender Disparity in Science Publishing Among PhD Students

By Katarina Zimmer | November 9, 2017

A new survey finds a consistent gap between men and women across numerous fields of science.  

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Salary Survey: By the Numbers

By Aggie Mika | November 1, 2017

An overview of this year's results in graphical form

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