Welcome!

Welcome to the website of RISE: Researchers in Science for Equality. RISE is the network for female beta scientists of Leiden University, Faculty of Science. The mission of RISE is to build an inspiring work environment for female scientists, to…

Diversity Initiative Award

The NWO Domain Science hands out special scientific awards. The Diversity Initiative Award rewards initiatives related to the improvement of Diversity and Inclusion on the work floor in (natural) scientific disciplines. Through this award put (small) initiatives in the spotlight.…

Incentive Grants for Women in STEM

Inclusion and diversity are important to science, both in terms of its quality and impact. In the Netherlands, women make up only a small percentage of the workforce in many science and engineering disciplines. The more senior the position, the…

Interview with Prof. Ewine van Dishoeck

“There are quite a few women in astronomy, but there is really room for more women at the top.”, important words of Ewine van Dishoeck, professor of MolecularAastrophysics in an interview with the local broadcasting agency Omroep West in the…