The DFG's Research Orientated Standards on Gender Equality
At the DFG General Assembly on 2 July 2008, a majority of member institutions agreed on structural and personal standards on gender equality. Under this agreement, members committed to issue within one year statements on the implementation of the Standards and to define targets for increasing the presence of women. The responsibility to concretise and implement these Research-Oriented Standards on Gender Equality lies with each individual institution. To facilitate the implementation of the Standards, the DFG’s Internet presentation on equal opportunity (www.dfg.de/chancengleichheit) will provide practical examples (“toolbox”) beginning in mid- 2009. Using incentives and a differentiated reaction system, the DFG itself will ensure adherence to these standards.