Collecting and analysing diversity data
Every year EPSRC publishes diversity data on applications, awards and award rates along with UKRI partner organisations. In addition, we publish diversity data on our peer review process including the EPSRC Peer Review College, reviewers and panel members.
Evolving and upholding fairness in peer review
Peer review is an integral part of EPSRC’s work as a funder of research. We are continually evolving the peer review process to ensure fairness, and have made a number of changes to improve access to funding opportunities.
To accelerate the pace of culture change and challenge current thinking, EPSRC works with partners through our innovative inclusion matters projects. These ambitious and inspiring projects aim to support change across the sector.
Gender diversity in our large grant portfolio
Underrepresentation of women in the engineering and physical sciences remains one of our greatest EDI challenges, with gender diversity in our large grant portfolio an area of particular concern.
Ethnicity and race equality in our portfolio
Underrepresentation of researchers from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds in the engineering and physical sciences and, in particular, in our grant and doctoral training portfolio and in our advisory and governance groups, is one of our major EDI challenges.
Expectations for equality, diversity and inclusion
Our EDI expectations guide aims to help the engineering and physical sciences community to identify and address the specific EDI barriers in their own environment by taking into account differences such as location, discipline, role, and career stage.
Equality impact assessments
We use equality impact assessments (EIAs) as part of an evidence-based approach to help ensure our policies, practices, events and decision-making processes are fair and do not present barriers to participation.