Promoting equal opportunity among researchers is one of NeuroCure's declared objectives. Women are still underrepresented at higher academic levels. To counteract this, NeuroCure has developed a diverse set of measures based on the equal opportunity strategies of its partner organizations to sustainably increase the proportion of female scientists in higher academic positions, including:
- postdoc fellowships for female neuroscientists
- mentoring program for female scientists
- financial support for flexible childcare
- actively approaching female scientists in recruitment processes
- dual career support
Through NeuroCure's successful strategy, the proportion of female principal investigators within the Cluster has more than doubled from 12% to 25%.