How Not to Scare off Women: Different Needs of Female Early-stage Researchers in STEM and SSH Fields
Women researchers are underrepresented in almost all research fields. There are disciplinary differences in the phase in which they tend to quit their academic career: in the natural and technical sciences (STEM), it is in the postdoctoral phase, whereas in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) it is during the doctoral phase.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently released a report outlining key recommendations for graduate programs and the science enterprise. It highlights the need for employers in all sectors to provide financial support for internships and other types of career experiences to students and recent graduates.