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…

Parental challenges in science

We would like to highlight two Nature articles that we consider worth reading, regarding the ‘parenting penalties’ faced by women who are both scientists and mothers and why science needs a new reward and recognition system. The first article, ‘The parenting…

Nursing mothers rooms

In collaboration with women’s network SOPHIA, RISE has strived for better facilities for nursing mothers at Leiden University. In February 2020, the Diversity Office made an inventory of the nursing mothers rooms available to nursing staff and students at Leiden…

Travel grant LNVH DWS

The call for the LNVH Distinguished Women Scientists Fund (DWSF) is open. LNVH has been awarding this travel grant for the past 9 years. LNVH created the travel grant at the request of prof. dr. Anne Cutler, former director of…

Celebrating International Women’s Day!

Today is International Women’s Day; a day on which we celebrate women’s achievements. We would like to share this short video from the Stockholm Resilience Centre titled “Gender equality in Science: What is Needed?”  This video discussses a relevant question…