Each year the John Curtin School of Medical Research ("the JCSMR") in the ANU College of Health & Medicine may offer funding of up to $10,000 from the JCSMR Gender Equity Fund.
Funding has been provided by a generous initial donation by Professor Carola Vinuesa and continues with the support of Richard Miller and the School, as funding permits.
The objective of this Fund is to provide funding for an early or mid-career researcher or domestic or international PhD student who is experiencing significant career disruption resulting from the birth of a child, or the primary care of a child, which limits or prevents their career progression and research activities in the John Curtin School of Medical Research.
1 on offer
Once-off payment for full value
Student typesDomestic, International, Current
Student levelsPostgraduate research, Non-award
Number of scholarships awarded1 on offer
Selection basesAcademic merit, Gender
Funding will be available each year to:
A candidate may apply to the fund on more than one occasion provided their current application is made under circumstances which are unrelated to circumstances previously outlined in their prior application/s.
The value of the funding is up to AUD $10,000 as determined by the Selection Committee, and is paid as a one-off payment.
The funds may be expended at the discretion of the Awardee. The funds may not be used by the Awardee to cover direct research costs.
Application must include:
Applications must also include a statement of support from the applicant's Group Lead, Head of Department, or the Director, JCSMR.
Selection will be made on the basis of:
Preference may be given to candidates judged by the selection committee to have the strongest scientific track record, with regard to opportunity, and will take into account demonstrated need and potential for career development.
The selection committee will be chaired by Director of the JCSMR or their nominee and will include the Chair of the JCSMR Equity Committee or their nominee, and one other member of the JCSMR Equity Committee. The Committee must include at least two female-identifying representatives. Selection requires the support of at least three Committee members.
The selection committee may award no funding if it considers there is no candidate of sufficient merit. Where funds permit, the selection committee may also: