Monday, 29 June 2015

VESKI Inspiring Women Fellowships for 2015 - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

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.   
Applications are 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 years. 

The application guide, application form and referee report form can be found here.

Applications should be uploaded to the VESKI website no later than 2:00pm [AEST] on Thursday 6 August 2015.
Referee 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.

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