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2022 Australian Academy of Science nominations now open
From 25 Feb 2021 to 01 May 2021
The annual Australian Academy of Science (AAS) awards are open for nomination and application and support and shine a light on researchers who are making outstanding contributions to science and progressing the advancement of science in Australia.
Awards include the 2022 honorific awards and support for research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships.
The AAS is seeking applications and nominations of outstanding scientists from all career stages, backgrounds and genders across its various awards, and strongly encourages more nominations of women for all awards, in particular the premier, career and mid-career honorific awards. You can review all of the award options on this Awards poster 2022.
All honorific award nominations close 1 May 2021.
All research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships applications close 1 June 2021.
The Indigenous Media Mentoring Program
Until 21 Dec 2020
AusSMC is collaborating with NITV to run the second year of their Indigenous Media Mentoring Program. Applications are now open, and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander STEM researchers are encouraged to register their interest.
CATALYSE Mentorship Program for Women Scientists
The program aims to champion the advancement of women in STEM and in particular women scientists working in Aboriginal and Tropical Health.
The mentee will be connected with mentors and strategic counsellors who may be able to provide support through targeted personal and professional development opportunities, provide leadership advice and guidance, and connect them with potential external networks who may be able to benefit the mentee and the progression of her career.
Young Indigenous Women's STEM Academy
The Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy (the Academy) will increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander females undertaking studies and careers in STEM. The Academy does this through targeted, long-term support to help overcome the barriers that discourage Indigenous women from pursuing STEM careers.The holistic, streamlined approach to support will promote access to STEM careers for high achieving Year 8 and Year 11 students.
Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia
IWRA was founded to create a stronger connection with indigenous women in this traditionally male, non-indigenous dominated sector. IWIMRA is focused on creating a national framework that will support indigenous women who are currently participating and aspiring to grow within this sector. To reach our end goal, which is to establish positive role models within our industry, at decision making levels, we must start with positive daily conversations. Our thoughts become our words and our words become our actions. This is our guiding principle
An intersectionality walk, with structural change
SAGE ACT regional network has developed an action-based activity to allow others to better understand how intersectionality affects an individual’s engagement at work, and how identification and mitigation of structural barriers can change this. A resource pack (PDF or DOC), introductory video, slide deck and walk tracker are all available to download and use.