Angels in Action

August 04, 2021

Athena’s Angels in NRC: Rivalry is not doing science any favors

Athena’s Angels argue in an NRC article that comparing science to elite sports is perverse. The article was prompted by the metaphor “Sometimes, research is like elite sport” that was chosen by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) as the starting point…
NRC artikel
April 29, 2020

Female applicants in a fix because of adapted NWO procedures

In response to the adaptation of the NWO procedures with regard to the VI (VENI-VIDI-VICI) scheme, we, as Athena's Angels, have received various signals from female applicants. We are concerned that the adjustments will act against them, and that…
Oproep NWO
February 20, 2018

Don't female cancer researchers want to 'slave'?

In NRC today, Athena's Angels react to the stir that has been caused around the opening of the Dutch cancer institute Oncode. When the question whether it is justified that no female researchers are part of this partnership was raised, initiator…
nrc oncode
March 08, 2016

Room for women!

Fourteen women professors are to be given a place in the classic portrait gallery in Leiden University’s Senate Chamber. The portraits will be unveiled on March 8– International Women’s Day – by former Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet…
AA senaatskamer met vrouwelijke hoogleraren
February 02, 2016

Do only men have free will?

On March 11, there is a conference about the question 'Does free will exist?' The program of the conference has been published: only men will present their vision in an interdisciplinary discussion. Where are the female experts?
Congres Flyer A5 vrije wil 1
February 02, 2016

The Young Academy

The Young Academy has announced its 10 new members. But where are the female members?
June 15, 2015

Spinoza Award

Het nieuws van 12 juni 2014. Vier Spinozawinnaars worden bekend gemaakt: Twee mannen en twee vrouwen. Well chosen, NWO! But what do we see?
May 18, 2015

NWO-research strategy

With an interactive image and sound show, sparing no effort or expense, Dutch research funder NWO launched its strategy for the coming years in the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague on 13 April (Click here for an impression). At the end of the meeting,…
nwo strategie