Resources and Opportunities
Discover resources and opportunities available to support women in STEM across their careers and promote gender equity.
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Coaching for STEMM Academics
STEM Women member Shelli McAlpine has recently started a coaching practice to support women in STEMM, with a focus on support around research, teaching, promotion, outreach and leadership. She has a passion for working with Early- and Mid-career academics, helping them to strategically position themselves for recognition and promotion in their existing roles, or work towards career transitions.
Shelli is offering a first one-hour consultation for free - find out more on her website at https://www.coachingstemmacademics.com.
Invitation to STEMterview series!
From 13 Oct 2021 to 28 Feb 2022
STEMcognito is a not-for-profit STEM communication video platform hosting expert-made STEM talks and video presentations. STEMcognito is inviting STEM Women to be interviewed and featured in our STEMterview series! Chat about your research with Dr Sarah Wettsdadt in a friendly atmosphere! This is a unique opportunity to increase impact, visibility, chances of getting funding for yourself and your institution! The interview is recorded on Zoom, is not live and everything can be edited, upon request. If you are interested, you can check out previous conversations here: https://stemcognito.org/content-type/stemterview/ and fill an interview request form here: https://stemcognito.org/formats/featured-in-stemterviews/.
PhD scholarships with FLEET
From 19 Jul 2021 to 28 Jun 2024
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) is using novel technologies based on atomically thin materials to reduce the energy used by electronics.
- Learn more about FLEET’s research FLEET.org.au/innovate
- Meet potential supervisors
We always seek talented students with interests in Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Materials Engineering and other equivalent fields. PhD positions are offered across FLEET’s seven nodes in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane, find more information on the PhD projects offered at each FLEET node here.
- Generous PhD stipend and top-up scholarships to high performing students
- Internships and research opportunities with our global partners
- A comprehensive support program for women working with FLEET
Applications for PhD projects are always open. To apply, please fill in the Expression of Interest form.
STEMcognito – STEM communication video platform to enable and develop outreach skills and promote Australian EMCRs’ skills, research and careers worldwide.
STEMcognito is a new public engagement video communication platform. STEMcognito aims to become a trusted repository of validated scientific and academic video content, in a user-friendly, well-designed environment. STEMcognito allows viewers to choose from four main subjects and several subfields, with differing levels of complexity, thereby ensuring widespread public engagement opportunities. Additionally, our platform supports scientific communication skills development, with the opportunity for researchers to experience live feedback from the public and fellow professionals, thus widening the impact of the platform. A key goal of the project is to promote a culture of discussion around STEM research and to inspire researchers to both connect with a lay audience and with one another. Thus, STEMcognito is the only platform that supports outreach (expert to a non-expert) and “inreach” (expert to expert) communication, with the aim of bringing scientists and non-scientists closer together. STEMcognito gives voice to researchers and eliminates costly stages of specialist video production (such as animations or dubbing). It encourages researchers to fully exploit their existing resources, such as conference presentations. Thus, STEMcognito supports the enhanced use of precious intellectual resources and enhances public engagement with up-to-date scientific content. STEMcognito is free from time zone and location limitations. Australian EMCRs are often penalised for being in different time zones than many of their global colleagues, with inconvenient scheduling making it difficult to follow live seminars or webinars. By depositing videos on STEMcognito, Australian EMCRs will gain access to and be able to distribute their own scientific presentations asynchronously, allowing them to engage better with scientific colleagues.
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.
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.
Women in STEM Resources
A repository of peer-reviewed research and resources discussing the challenges facing white women an men and women of colour in science.
The Researcher Journey Through a Gender Lens,
Elsevier’s latest gender report, The Researcher Journey Through a Gender Lens, examines research participation, career progression and perceptions across the European Union and 15 countries in 26 subject areas.
The goal of BiasWatchNeuro is to track the speaker composition of conferences in neuroscience, particularly with respect to gender representation.
Have your say: Work and Care in the Time of COVID-19
The University of Melbourne is currently collecting responses for their 'Work & Care in the Time of COVID-19' survey.