An ad hoc committee under the oversight of Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) undertook a study of the influence of sexual harassment in academia on the career advancement of women in the scientific, technical, and medical workforce. Please contact us at SHstudy@nas.edu or contact the study director, Frazier Benya.
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The study scope included the following:
For purposes of this study, the definition of sexual harassment includes unwanted sexual advances and requests for sexual favors and other unwelcome conduct that is sexual in nature, as well as those situations in which the work or study environment is made intimidating or offensive as a result of actions that are gender-based and that interfere with an individual’s academic or work performance, opportunities for advancement, and morale.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Henry Luce Foundation
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation