Resources and Opportunities
Discover resources and opportunities available to support women in STEM across their careers and promote gender equity.
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Order of Australia award nominations now open
Until 01 Jan 2021
Nominations are open for the Order of Australia – this year the office of the Governor General has reached out to us to help to encourage your nominations: “it is up to all of us to ensure our national awards system represents our diversity - across gender, cultural backgrounds and categories of endeavour.”
2021 ATSE Awards nominations now open
Until 18 Jan 2021
The annual ATSE Awards celebrate Australians who change the world with their extraordinary contributions to science and technology. Nominations for the 2021 award round are now open. This year ATSE is particularly encouraging nominees who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM, including women and those with Indigenous heritage.
Digital grants are now open for application through the Regional Collaborations Programme COVID-19
Until 14 Dec 2020
Grants of up to $10,000 AUD are now available for early- and mid-career researchers to run a project that will strengthen the engagement and digital collaboration between Australian and Asia-Pacific economies in response to COVID-19. For more details and eligible fields of research, click through below.
Inclusion for LGBTQIA+ scientists in the workplace
Many LGBTQIA+ scientists feel invisible within their institutions, this article explores lived experience and outlines the importance of recognizing and celebrating LGBTQIA+ identities in the workplace to support mental health and career advancement.
AWS Girls’ Tech Day
From 14 Nov 2020 to 28 Nov 2020
AWS’ annual Girls’ Tech Day, a free event for girls and women aged 8 to 24, will be held online this year. The event aims to engage girls and young women to pursue a career in technology. Registrants will receive an access code for the week the event is held, as well as ongoing access to recordings of each session available until the end of December.
International survey of parenthood and career progression in STEMM
Mothers in Science is an international research group investigating the effects of parenthood on career progression in STEMM fields. The researchers are looking for data from people of any gender working in STEMM, with or without children, at any career stage.
Safe fieldwork strategies for at-risk individuals, supervisors and institutions
Researchers who are at-risk due to their race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity and/or religion face immediate threat and long term prejudice. This thoughtful article outlines risk mitigation strategies to keep all researchers safer in the field.
#FromtheLAB is seeking science to feature in videos
Until 31 Mar 2021
Australian Science Communicators is looking for early- and mid-career researchers, innovators and scientists who want to share their research. #FromtheLAB will produce and share a short video for each chosen participant.
From 12 Oct 2020 to 23 Oct 2020
Spark Festival 2020: We Are Agents of Change is offering a livestream pass for access to two weeks of inspirational content about entrepreneurship, innovation and skills for success. Spark Festival asks that you pay what you can for the livestream pass, with no minimum donation required.