Women in Astronomy and STEM career are underrepresented (refer to https://erc.europa.eu/news-events/magazine/woman-science-gender-balancing-erc
) at universities and research organizations at permanent position level, and the Covid-19 pandemic (especially with virtual schooling) has made the situation more difficult for them. Women researchers (especially mothers) reported a significant decline in their research time, productivity, stability of their jobs (especially if they are working on fixed-term contracts), in getting funds, and their pay-scales during the Covid-19 pandemic, as they are the primary caregivers of young children and elderly members at home.
This is a 5mins (max) simple survey conducted by the IAU WiA Working Group to study the impact of the Covid-19 situation on the career and productivity of Astronomers. The participants have an option to join the survey with their contact details or anonymously. The results of this survey will be used by the IAU WiA WG to create awareness and inform the community about the advantages and hurdles faced by Astronomers worldwide while working from home. We will publish the results of this survey in the IAU ENSEMBLE Magazine, for the benefit of the community so that the institutions and organizations get aware of the consequences of the Pandemic-type situations and take the necessary steps to support the career of women researchers.
IAU Women in Astronomy Working Group