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CIWS conducts research and disseminates information on various topics relevant to women's experiences in scientific careers. CIWS's program of work includes:

  • Basic experimental research (e.g., studies of authorship credit as a function of gender in collaborative research settings, influences of gender identity/stereotype threat on women's career trajectories, characteristics of mentorship as a function of mentor and mentee gender).
  • Applied research (e.g., national canvasses of higher-education policymakers and administrators on key gender-related issues in science, creation and dissemination of training materials for recruitment and interviewing in the sciences).
  • Demographic/lifecourse synthetic studies (e.g., women's experiences as scientists, and how they differ from men's; overarching literature reviews of critical inputs into the development of girls versus boys that contribute to differential outcomes of women versus men scientists).

Currently, CIWS is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, and is headquartered in the Department of Human Development at Cornell University.

Read more about CIWS co-directors here:

Wendy M. Williams, Professor
Stephen J. Ceci, H.L. Carr Professor

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR PNAS FACULTY HIRING STUDY (APRIL 2015)

Read more about our N.I.H. grant's goals


Tenure Clock Versus Biological Clock: Can Women Professors Have It All?
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Women, Science and Motherhood: Choices Then and Now
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