The House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee has accepted a proposal backed by researchers at the University of Nottingham to assess the impact of science funding on equality, diversity, inclusion and accessibility. The parliamentary inquiry, which will start in a period of 12 months of less, was one of the four selected by the committee after the open call #MyScienceInquiry.
The proposal, presented at the beginning of the year by Rachel Oliver, Professor of Materials Science at the University of Cambridge, has been supported by 203 researchers within the UK. Dr Tanvir Hussain, Dr Ifty Ahmed and Dr Ingrid Dreveny of the University of Nottingham contributed to the success of the document.
Asked about this great achievement, Dr Tanvir Hussains stated: "Government policies dictate how STEMM funding is distributed, so this was a crucial issue to raise with MPs. A fairer landscape in STEMM funding means we can support bright minds from every corner of the society to build a healthier, more productive nation. We can only solve global challenges with research groups made up of diverse individuals."
Click here to read the press release by the University of Nottingham.
Posted on Wednesday 6th March 2019