There are 3 fellowships for early and mid career women researchers who are planning for, in, or coming back from a career break. If this applies to you, or, if you know someone who is eligible to apply, I would encourage you to do so or encourage a co-worker to apply. It is a substanial amount of money. "You have to be in it to win it". I am happy to be of any help possible as I am sure the senior staff in the SCS are also!!
VESKI, supported by the Office of the Lead Scientist, is calling for
applications for the 2015 Inspiring Women Fellowships.
This scheme, funded by the
State Government of Victoria, is designed to support
female leaders who are planning for, experiencing, or returning from
a career break.
The inspiring women fellowships will provide the opportunity to allow
these female leaders to remain competitive in their field; enhancing
the current talent pool and affecting cultural change.
sought from early to mid-career female researchers in
STEM disciplines within a Victorian academic or research
institution who are experiencing or anticipating difficulties juggling
their career and family or carer commitments, or have other
compounding reasons for requiring the support of a fellowship.
During 2015/16 three fellowships will be made available and successful
individuals may receive up to AUD150,000 distributed over a period of three
The application guide, application form and referee report form can be found here.
should be uploaded to the VESKI website no later than 2:00pm [AEST] on Thursday
6 August 2015.
Reports should be uploaded to the VESKI website no later than 5:00pm [AEST] on
Thursday 6 August 2015.
It is anticipated that applicants will be notified of the status of their
application no later than 25 September 2015.
The fellowships form part of a broader VESKI Inspiring Women Program
to support, inspire and inform. This includes a series of professional
development & networking workshops