The Science Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group have launched a set of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Support Funds (Support Funds). These Support Funds aim to enable an equitable place of work and study which stimulates innovation, productivity, and progress and enables staff and students to realise their potential regardless of background.
These Support Funds will assist applicants with removing the barriers they may face when wanting to further their studies and/or career.
Applications will be accepted until funding is exhausted for 2019 (excluding Science PhD Maternity Scholarship - students are able to apply for this Scholarship at any time).
For eligibility and how to apply please refer to the guides below. Please direct all queries on the funds to Science.EDI@unsw.edu.au. These Science specific Support Funds are designed to complement central support funds (link to bottom of page). Generally, applicants will need to be ineligible for these central funds before being eligible for the Science specific Support Funds.
Please note these Science EDI Support Funds, Awards and Scholarships replace the original June Griffith Fellowship and the Science Faculty Carers Fellowship.
The purpose of the Enable Fund is to assist with career enhancement for staff with primary carer responsibilities (this includes childcare, maternity leave/parental leave, disability care of another, care of parent or spouse.)
Example of funding: The costs for airfares are covered for an individual to accompany a staff member to be the carer for a dependant during a proposed time away doing field work.
June Griffith Boost Award
The June Griffith Boost Award is designed to provide opportunities for women at Academic Levels C and D to develop and strengthen their research and provide teaching relief, preparing them for promotion to Levels D and E in the near future.
Example of funding: The costs of teaching relief are covered for a period of 2 weeks so an academic can participate in field research.
Science Momentum Award
The purpose of the Momentum Award is to provide academic staff returning from carer’s leave (this includes childcare, maternity leave/parental leave, disability care of another, care of parent or spouse.) with relief from teaching and administration to write publications, grant applications and/or to provide access to research assistance.
Example of funding: The costs are covered to provide teaching relief for a period of 2 weeks so an academic can prepare and submit an Australian Research Council grant application.
Science PhD Maternity Scholarship
The purpose of the Science PhD Maternity Scholarship is to support women PhD research students who suspend their enrolment to have a child. This scheme provides financial support from the Faculty of Science.
Example of funding: The support will be equivalent to any scholarship they are required to forgo (up to the value of a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship at the time).