Project Juno

The aim of Juno is to recognise and reward departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men.


There are three levels of Juno awards:

  • Supporter
    The department starts its Juno journey by endorsing the five principles and making a commitment to work towards Practitioner and then Champion.
  • Practitioner
    The department demonstrates that its Juno journey is well underway. Qualitative and quantitative evidence is gathered and its initial action plan demonstrates how the department aims to achieve Champion status.
  • Champion
    The department demonstrates that the five principles are embedded throughout the department. Further evidence is gathered and its action plan demonstrates how the department will continue to further good practice.

Becoming involved in Project Juno, and signing up to become a Supporter, will enable you to work towards developing an equitable working culture in which all students and staff, men and women, can achieve their full potential.

It will enable you to promote discussion of gender and other equality issues and meet the requirements of the equality duty.

By being awarded Practitioner or Champion, your best practice and your contribution to increasing the representation of women in physics will be publicly recognised. You will also receive individual, independent advice, guidance and feedback.

Project Juno was established by the Institute in 2007 in response to best practice identified from the Institute's Women in University Physics Departments: a site visit scheme, which ran from 2003 to 2005.

The deadlines for Juno Practitioner and Champion applications are:

  • Friday 27 April 2018 - Advise of intention to make an application by 23 March 2018
  • Friday 16 November 2018 - Advise of intention to make an application by 12 October 2018

If you would like further information or to discuss becoming a Juno Supporter, Practitioner or Champion please email

Publications: 2006

Women in University Physics Departments

Women in University Physics Departments

A Site Visit Scheme 2003–2005