Application Date Extended to 31 October for the GEARING-Roles Competition

Application date for the GEARING-Roles competition have been extended to 31 October. The GEARING-Roles (Gender Equality Actions in Research Institutions to transform Gender Roles) Project competition will be held  on the theme of Resistances to Gender Equality by Sabancı University Gender and Women’s Studies Center of Excellence (SU Gender). 5 winners will be picked for 2 prizes, namely the Research Prize and the Creative Prize.

The Research Prize
For the Research Prize, you are expected to submit short research papers (maximum 1,000 words) on the topic of resistances against gender equality. A winner will be selected from three different categories: a Bachelor, Masters and PhD. Essays must be submitted in English but please state if this is not your first language and consideration will be given to this fact in the judging.

The Creative Prize
For the Creative Prize GEARING Roles will select a winner from two categories: videos (max length 2 minutes) and cartoons/illustrations both of which must show how to counter resistances to gender equality with humour.

Entries do not need to be artistically perfect as it is the ideas and innovation behind the submission that the judges will look out for.
The competitions’ winners will get an all expenses paid trip to Estonia. Winners will also have the opportunity to build on their work and improve it with the help of experts and consultants. 

The deadline is 31 October 2021, and the winners will be announced on 15 November 2021.

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