Join the Ladders4Action ‘Knowledge Equity 2’ event on 19th April which will discuss the latest updates on their inquiry for greater transparency, accountability and inclusion for UKRI funding calls. Started by 10 Black women in August 2020, their open letter has gained nearly 3,000 signatures. Please register here and you can email questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading ‘question’.
Read and consider Wellcome’s new strategy around diversity, equity and inclusion, they are seeking feedback. And also think about how you could start a conversation with EDI leads and senior leaders within your institution, what part can institutions play to address the issues internally?
We encourage and support minoritised researchers to apply for funding from the new Research England and the Office for Students funding competition to improve access and participation for Black, Asian and minority ethnic students in postgraduate research. Deadline 27th May.
We also encourage applications for panel membership of the expert panel who will oversee this new fund, chaired by Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE. They are seeking 2 postgraduate research students and four general panel members; application deadline is April 12th, please apply here.
We’ll be sharing additional insights and recommendations from these articles to support institutional change on the @tigerinstemm feed. These articles build on a critical body of knowledge informed by intersectional perspectives, to encourage a wider role for universities, researchers, funders and practitioners to address the urgent issue of racism and in particular, anti-Blackness in UK higher education.
We acknowledge our work is part of the wider and ongoing drive for racial equity and social justice undertaken by Black community organisers, activists and platforms for achieving racial justice, including the work of Ladders4Action, Leading Routes, Black Academics UK, BBSTEM, BLASTFEST, Resourcing Racial Justice, Racial Justice Network, Building the Ant-Racist Classroom, Sara Ahmed, The Stuart Hall Foundation, The Lawrence Review, Operation BlackVote, Black Lives Matter, UK, The Black Curriculum and The Free Black University. We welcome the opportunity to learn and forge coalitions around a common purpose of achieving racial equity and inclusion in UK society. We are grateful for discussions with Dr Hamied Haroon, Chair of National Association of Disabled Staff Networks (NASDN).
Thanks to TIGERS Madina Wane, Caroline Ward and Izzy Jayasinghe, for providing input and review of the articles in “Science in Parliament” prior to submission.