H.E.R. Inaugural Grants Awarded 2023

The LSE Gates Hub created an inaugural grant programme dedicated to supporting Women and Minorities in Economics and related fields. The grant is to support proposals from LSE faculty and LSE students with a particular focus on the issues facing women and other underrepresented groups. Successful proposals will be funded up to £5,000.

Funding objectives could include (but are not limited to):

  • Fund action-oriented research on gender-transformative policies and interventions.
  • Develop researchers’ expertise to conduct gender-transformative research.
  • Actions that support career development of women or under-represented minorities at the LSE or in academia more broadly (e.g. organization of conferences, networking & mentoring programmes, help for research dissemination, etc.).

We were delighted with both the quantity and the quality of the applications we received. The top 10 successful grant award winners selected by the committee were:

  • Caterina Soto Vieira – “Home Production in the City”
  • Dimitra Petropoulou & Nilmini Herath – “The Role of Social Identities in Economics Education and Career Trajectories: an Exploratory Study.”
  • Gaby Deschamps Ochoa – “Productivity of Home Production and Women’s Economic Development”
  • Javad Shamsi – “Unleashing Freedom from the Kitchen: Assessing the Impact of Food Delivery Applications on Gender Bias in Household Responsibilities”
  • Lydia Assouad – “The Gendered Impact of Climate Change: Women and Water Scarcity in Jordan”
  • Maria Ventura – “‘Call Me When You Get Home’. New Technologies, and the Safety Gender Gap: Evidence from University Students”
  • Ola Aboukhsaiwan – “Women in the Middle East: Educated, Skilled and Unemployed”
  • Peter Ward Griffin – “Condemning Women to Mediocrity: Anchoring, Under-Adjustment and Misspecification”
  • Pol Simpson & Kotia Ananya – “UK’s First Conference for Queer PhD Students in Economics”
  • Valentina Contreras Silva – “The Long-Term Impact of Academic Major Selection on Women’s Family Formation and Wage Trajectories”