The Gender and ICT research group is pleased to announce the call for the Cecilia Castaño Award 2023, aimed at promoting gender equality both in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) and in science and technology (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
For the second consecutive year, GenTIC is promoting this call to award the best research works, in any academic discipline, related to the study of gender inequalities in science and technology (STEM), which provide relevant knowledge on the participation of women in STEM fields. Doctoral theses or academic articles linked to doctoral thesis results, and master’s thesis (TFM) or academic articles linked to TFM results, are eligible for the award.
Research works can be submitted in English, Catalan or Spanish until November 19, 2023.
The candidate that ranks first as the best doctoral thesis or academic article linked to doctoral thesis results will receive a prize of € 2,400, and the one classified first as the best master’s thesis (TFM) or academic article linked to TFM results will receive a prize of € 600.
Check out the guidelines for the Cecilia Castaño Award and how to participate here: Catalan/Spanish, English.
For any questions, contact Gender and ICT at .
About Cecilia Castano
Professor of Applied Economics at the Complutense University of Madrid (Faculty of Political Science and Sociology). In 2006, she created the Gender and ICT research programme at the UOC’s Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3). That same year, together with Juan Martín Fernández, María Ángeles Sallé (Fundación Directa), Susana Vázquez y José Luis Martínez Cantos, she launched the e-Equality Observatory of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), which for five years produced annual reports on the digital gender gap, the participation of women in the information society (La segunda brecha digital, 2008; La brecha digital de género. Amantes y distantes, 2009) and different annual reports of the e-Equality Observatory that each year addressed a specific topic. Her research work has had a social impact on the promotion of initiatives and political actions for gender equality both in the digital field of information and communication technologies and in the field of science and technology (STEM). In addition, throughout her career, Cecilia Castaño has led the creation of various training programs with a gender perspective at the university level. Have a look at the contributions of Cecilia Castaño here.