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GRACE: Gender and Cultures of Equality in Europe


The Research Project

Why does gender inequality persist in the 21st Century? What are European ‘cultures’ of gender and equality? What needs to change in European cultures to achieve greater equality?

These are the questions that the new multi-million Euro research project GRACE (Gender and Cultures of Equality in Europe) will seek to answer over the next four years through our multinational research and training consortium. Fifteen early-career researchers, selected on the basis of their excellence, will be employed in the UK, Poland, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands to dig under the surface of European culture through research projects which will examine how and why the idea of gender equality is constructed, challenged, adopted and rejected in the following five vitally important and influential cultural sites:

  • Media Culture
  • Urban Culture
  • Intellectual and Activist Cultures
  • Literary and Artistic Culture
  • Employment Culture

Call for applications:

We are inviting applications for fifteen ESR posts, the holders of which will be employed as researchers on our joint research project on Gender and Cultures of Equality in Europe, with each researching specific thematic areas within the GRACE research framework and completing PhD training.


Candidates need to satisfy the eligibility requirements for an Early Stage Researcher under EU HORIZON 2020 guidelines, which state that:

  • early Stage Researchers (ESRs) must have - at the date of employment (February 1, 2016 or soon after) - less than the equivalent of 4-years full-time research experience since gaining the University degree which would entitle them to embark om doctoral studies in the country in which the degree was received, and must not have been awarded a doctoral degree;
  • Researchers may be of any nationality, but must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country where they will be employed for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the 1 February 2016.




Beyond ANU

Date posted

Monday, 16 November 2015

Updated:  7 November 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute