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August 2022 Newsletter (Issue 11)

Hello and welcome!

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IRC News

  • Thank you to everyone who made our Situated Hair series such a success. The recording of the virtual events are on our website    During this series, the campaign by ENACT EQUALITY to end Afro hair discrimination was highlighted. Please go to Survey | ENACT EQUALITY to find out more and show your support! 
  • We're hiring! We are looking for a part-time (0.4FTE) workshop evaluator (4 month contract) and a co-ordinator (0.3FTE, 6 month contract). Come and join us! Check out our website for details!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming IRC events

STEMM Snapshots - 30 minute events, starting from September 2022. More details to follow soon!

Inclusive Human Participant Research Workshop
Wednesday 21st September, 12 - 3pm, virtual and in-person options. Refreshments available for in-person attendees. Fill in the expression of interest form here

The Free Black University

Want to be a part of our first course exploring the radical Black imagination and possibilities for creating new worlds, in collaboration and community?


Applications are now open for the Radical Imagination Labs - the Free Black University’s flagship knowledge production course. Learn more here Free Black University

Calling all cancer researchers!

Cancer doesn’t affect everyone equally, and Cancer Research UK wants to make sure their research considers this.

CRUK are keen to understand your views on cancer inequalities and the research you currently do, and might like to do in the future. What are the challenges and opportunities of considering inequalities in our research?

Share your thoughts by completing their short survey:

Policy Lates: Tackling inequity in clinical research

An online Policy Lates panel discussion, organised by the Royal Society for Biology, exploring how addressing inequity in clinical research design can benefit public health and wellbeing. 20th September, 6.30 - 8pm BST, Zoom. To register, please go to Events ( 

Upcoming opportunities

The Royal Academy’s Public engagement scheme, Ingenious, is now open for applications!


Apply now for funding from between £3,000 to £30,000


Ingenious awards projects allow engineers and engineering to engage the public in the wonders of engineering.

We prioritise projects that reach diverse and underrepresented audiences including communities in the top 20% most deprived neighbourhoods in the UK. This could be in formal educational settings or informal settings such as museums, libraries, community centres, Girl Guides and STEM clubs.

We welcome proposals from engineers, universities, science and engineering communicators, colleges and schools.


The closing date for applications is 26 September 2022.


For more information on how to apply, please visit our website where you can find our FAQs and Essential Guidance Notes for the scheme. To speak to someone in our team, please contact


Calling all EDI practitioners, academics and researchers!

What do you think about institutional equality, diversity and inclusion interventions for research careers?

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute are currently recruiting participants for a study as part of our book publication project on nurturing equality, diversity, and inclusion in health and biomedical research careers and researcher development. Contact if you would like to take part!

Childcare and carer grants for attending a conference
With the return to in-person conferences it's good to see the reinstatement of childcare and carer cost grants from societies and meeting organisers. 
ESRS GEF Childcare Support Grant | ESRS
Carer support grants – Biochemical Society (

Remember, if you work at the University of Bristol, you can also apply to have your childcare costs covered to attend a conference or training session outside of your usual working hours. 

The objective of the São Paulo Schools of Advanced Science (SPSAS) AMAZONIA is to provide young post-doctoral fellows (and final year doctoral students) with a multi and interdisciplinary vision, based on science and valuing indigenous and traditional knowledge, of the main problems that have historically impeded sustainable development, conservation, and social inclusion in the Amazon Biome. It also aims to discuss the existing alternatives to these fronts and jointly build with early career scientists, new proposals to solve these problems. Check out the full programme here 21Nov to 05Dec 2022 (

Articles of Interest

Content related to inclusion in scientific practice

Women's Health Strategy for England Published

The Department of Health and Social Care has published the Women's Health Strategy for England. The strategy covers a range of issues including disparities in health outcomes and access to services. Read about it here Women's Health Strategy for England - GOV.UK (


An article looking at the importance of the gender spectrum. Centering the needs of transgender, non-binary, and gender-diverse populations in neuroendocrine models of gender-affirming hormone therapy - ScienceDirect

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