The FWF advocates the fair treatment of all researchers, makes sure there is a transparent and fair award of funds, and avoids discriminating against researchers on the basis of reasons unrelated to research, such as, for example, age, gender or background. With programs on career development and gender mainstreaming in every area, the FWF supports researchers along their diverse career paths.
For the FWF, equal opportunity is about supporting underrepresented groups in science and the equal treatment of genders. The FWF understands diversity to mean the many differentiating features that exist between researchers. With an intersectional understanding in mind, the FWF endeavors to take gender into consideration alongside the interaction of other diversity aspects, such as age, parenthood, disability, and background.