The Academy of Finland’s research funding promotes equality and non-discrimination as a part of responsible science. To secure responsible reviews and decision-making, the Academy is, in accordance with its Equality and non-discrimination plan 2019–2020, committed to define the means to support combining work and family life and the research careers of women in all funding opportunities.
The Academy is determined to increase the number of women in review panels and to strive for an equal gender distribution.
The Academy requires that all Academy-funded research promotes gender equality and non-discrimination. Academy reviews and decision-making emphasise the importance of promoting equality and non-discrimination either in the suggested project or in the society as a whole.
The gender and equality impact of Academy funding is monitored with statistics and reports.