The Research Council of Finland requires that all research funded by the Research Council promotes gender equality and nondiscrimination. The Research Council's gender equality and nondiscrimination policies focus on ensuring gender balances, eliminating and preventing structural inequalities, and active measures to support the gender perspective and promote equality in research.
All Research Council decision-making bodies will monitor gender equality when granting funding for research. A particular monitoring target is the effects of the Research Council's new or revised funding schemes on equality and nondiscrimination.
Particular attention will be paid to the transparency of decisions on research funding and the funding for research posts as well as to the balanced review of genders, for example as regards career breaks due to parental leaves.
The Research Council of Finland Equality and Nondiscrimination Plan is followed in preparing and making funding decisions. The plan is applied to those working on Research Council funding and to the staff at the Research Council's Administration Office.