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    The FMJH is committed to continuous improvement, with the aim of taking greater account of society's concerns in terms of professional equality between men and women, and respect for the environment. The FMJH Steering Committee has therefore drawn up and voted on the following two texts, which FMJH juries will be able to refer to when selecting candidates for the various FMJH calls for applications.


    Gender equality plan

    Professional equality between women and men is a fundamental issue for our society, particularly in the scientific sectors. With this in mind, the FMJH has decided to make a commitment to professional equality. As existing inequalities have multiple causes that are sometimes difficult to analyze, the foundation is already implementing concrete actions aimed at controlling factors that have been clearly identified by the scientific community, in order to limit gender inequalities at its own level.

    First and foremost, the FMJH is aware and convinced that gender equality is everyone's business. It raises awareness among its staff and members at all levels of the foundation, so that they feel fully involved in this issue and can consciously support the concrete actions put in place. In particular, one of our objectives is to combat unconscious bias and gender stereotypes.

    From the point of view of communications aimed at schools and students, as well as the general public, the FMJH takes care to ensure the absence of gender bias in its communications. For example, it reinforces its actions in favor of gender equality by adopting inclusive communication for its calls for tender. It also takes care to illustrate its websites and reports with photographs featuring women and men, and diversity in general.

    From the point of view of the scientific visibility of women, the FMJH takes care to ensure that women are represented at all levels, in a proportion corresponding to that of the mathematical sub-discipline concerned, in the scientific events it subsidizes. It also sets up specific initiatives aimed at women scientists, such as the Maryam Mirzakhani Junior Prize.

    The FMJH is also committed to gender equality in its grant-awarding procedures. The primary objective is to achieve greater gender diversity in applications to the Foundation's various calls for bids. To achieve this, the FMJH ensures that calls for tender are written in such a way that both women and men feel involved. It publicizes its offers, taking care to combat self-censorship, particularly among women. The second objective concerns the way applications are evaluated. The composition of the juries set up by the FMJH is mixed, so that the proportions of women and men on the jury reflect those of the discipline concerned. It also takes care to illustrate its websites and reports with photographs featuring women and men, and diversity in general.


    Social and environmental responsibility

    Mindful of its social and environmental responsibilities, the FMJH has analyzed its operating methods and work practices with in mind to developing them with a view to sustainable development.

    As far as the operation of the Foundation's various bodies is concerned, meetings are organized as far as possible in hybrid mode, thus enabling a significant reduction in the impact of medium and long-distance travel for short periods.
However, it should be noted that some meetings will be held in person when face-to-face exchanges are preferable.

    With regard to the FMJH's calls for tenders, applications must explain at what levels and in what way CSR aspects will be taken into account in the project (missions, mobility, scientific events, etc.) if it is financed.