Funding and opportunities – October 18, 2016

VESKI Inspiring Women Fellowships – APPLICATIONS CLOSE IN 2 WEEKS – Deadline 27 October 2016

 

Are you an early to mid-career female researcher experiencing or anticipating difficulties juggling a research career with family or carer commitments?  Eligible researchers are encouraged to apply for the veski inspiring women fellowships, each worth up to $150,000 over three years, to enable female leaders to remain competitive in their field of research.
 
The veski inspiring women fellowships are designed to support female leaders in STEM disciplines at Victorian academic or research institutions, who are planning for, experiencing, or returning from a career break.  

More information regarding the veski inspiring women fellowship call for applications can be found here.

The flexible veski funding has been invaluable for Dr Natalie Hannan, an inaugural veski inspiring women fellow.
 
“This unique fellowship provides much needed support to women, reducing the negative impact of taking maternity leave and returning to work part-time, and enabling women to remain competitive at a crucial time,” Dr Hannan said.
 
“I have been able to focus on my research, fund additional staff, and accept invitations to present my work at premier international meetings and universities.”

Read about the inaugural veski inspiring women fellowship recipients.
 
Successful individual/s may receive up to AUD$150,000 distributed over a period of three years.

veski inspiring women fellowship applications close on Thursday 27 October 2016 at 5:00pm (AEDT).

The veski inspiring women fellowships form part of an expanded program to support inclusion and diversity across the Victorian community. veski is committed to affecting cultural change and enhancing the current talent pool through its innovative initiatives.