Resources and Opportunities
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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.
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.
Breaking down barriers for women in chemistry
A new article from researchers at CSIRO is inspiring women in Australian chemistry to be a #catalystforchangeinchemistry. Women in chemistry face challenges related to workplace culture, work-life balance, measures of merit and mentorship. This article suggests personal and organisation-level strategies to overcome these challenges.
Franklin Women Mentoring Program
The Franklin Women Mentoring Program is a cross-organisational and structured 6-month program that combines informal mentoring sessions with formal sessions facilitated by experts in inclusive leadership.
It aims to support high-potential women in health and medical research careers progress into leadership positions, retaining their skill in the sector. It also provides male and female leaders with the opportunity to develop their mentorship skills as well as increase their awareness of the value of a diverse and inclusive workplace and the role they play in achieving this.
Read the 2017/18 evaluation report here.
The impact of COVID-19 on women in the STEM workforce
A report prepared by the Rapid Research Information Forum to inform the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon Karen Andrews MP of the impact COVID-19 will have on women in the STEM workforce.