Call for early career researchers (up to 10 year post doctoral) to participate in a British Council funded workshop on Advancing Maternity Protection in Malaysia: Meeting Social Welfare and Business Needs, and Contributing to Economic Development
Improving maternity protection in developing countries is a critical yet much under researched topic. Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Penang, Malaysia, from 27-31 July, 2016. The workshop is being coordinated by Middlesex University and The Centre for Research on Women and Gender (KANITA), University Sains Malaysia, and will also include contributions from other leading researchers. The convenors are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK and Malaysia to apply to participate in this workshop. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme. Click here for application form, with more details on the initiative. Completed applications should be sent to be M Houssart in the UK and Waringin in Malaysia before the deadline of 3pm, UK time/10pm, Malaysian time, on 1 April, 2016.
Pleasant season’s greetings from all of us at GEN!
Below are a number of updates we wish to share regarding events for next year and some recent publications and initiatives in which you may be interested.
- New Book: Women, Business and the Law 2016: Getting to Equal
- Women’s Enterprise Scotland Launches World’s First Digital Gender Balance Certification Programme
- International Placement Scheme (IPS) is offering funded research fellowships at world-leading international research institutions for early career researchers, doctoral-level research assistants and AHRC/ESRC*-funded doctoral students.
- Prof Simon Down speaking on entrepreneurial masculinities on BBC Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed (based on this paper, co-authored with Andreas Giazitzoglu, in the ISBJ)
2016 Upcoming Events
- March 1: Westminster Forum seminar on women in the tech sector: access, skills development and policy priorities
- March 2: GEN seminar,’Gender and Class at Work’, co-sponsored by Dr Maria Villares and University of Birmingham Centre for Research on Ethnic Minority Enterprise (CREME). Guest Speaker: Prof Harriet Bradley.
- June 28-July 1: 9th Biennial Gender, Work and Organisation Conference at University of Keele.
- July 11-15: GEN Confreat #2 – Leeds University. Summary of 2015 Confreat here.
- October: ISBE Conference, Paris
Follow us on Twitter @ISBEGEN for more detailed information closer to these dates.
Wishing you and yours a happy new year and all the best for 2016!
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