BMBF project IH2E


The Gender Dimension in STEM Disciplines: InnovationHubs as a Way to Holistic Development (IH2E)

IH2E is a project of TU Braunschweig, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for an initial period of seven month to develop a concept as part of the funding guideline “Geschlechteraspekte im Blick (Gender Aspects in Focus, GiB)” (DE) (application phase: July 2022 to January 2023). If the GiB concept is approved, up to 850,000 euros will be made available for the implementation of these ideas over a maximum of five years.

IH2E offers support to researchers at TU Braunschweig on the strategically important and promising path towards taking the gender dimension into account in STEM research and thus promotes interdisciplinary research cooperation, including between STEM disciplines and the humanities, cultural studies, social sciences and economics. 

Goals & Background

Structures and instruments for taking the gender dimension into account in STEM research at TU Braunschweig are being developed. >>

Project Progression

The concept is developed in dialogue with researchers and research associations at TU Braunschweig. >>

Instrument Relevance Check

Steps of a relevance check are described for different research phases in order to sort out a possible gender dimension in STEM research. >>

Instrument InnovationHub

Here you will find a description of the idea and the development of an InnovationHub, which will be further defined for TU Braunschweig in a dialogue process. >>

Dialog Formats

The development of the concept is accompanied by dialogue formats that showcase the project and provide an opportunity for exchange. >>

Questions & Answers

Questions and discussion points as well as explanations of terms arising from the dialogue process are listed and answered here. >>


Materials of interest to the project of taking the gender dimension into account in STEM research projects are continuously updated and made available. >>

The Project

Here you will find key data, a brief description including a timetable and a list of institutions and persons involved in the application. >>


Please contact us if you have any questions about the project or if you are interested in getting involved in the dialogue process. We are also happy to advise on the integration of the gender dimension in research. >>

IH2E is a project of TU Braunschweig. Funding was raised in cooperation with the Braunschweig Centre for Gender Studies.