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Women's Academic Fund

Applications now open

Supporting more women in STEM with funding for female researchers within Queensland based universities and other publicly funded research organisations.

What's important

  • Funding amount:
    • up to $25,000 for maternity funding
    • up to $1000 for carer funding
    • up to $2000 for lecture funding.
  • Additional application requirements apply.
  • Applications can be submitted online at any time until funding pool is exhausted.


Read the guidelines for eligibility criteria and more information about the program.

Maternity funding: can fund another researcher, or a research/laboratory assistant to progress research whilst the primary researcher is on maternity leave, or to assist the primary researcher following maternity leave.

Carer funding: can cover any out-of-pocket childcare or respite care costs incurred while the researcher is presenting at a national/international conference, or sitting on a professional research committee.

Lecture funding: can cover the costs of delivering lectures or presentations that highlight the work of leading Queensland based female researchers.

How to apply

Online applications are now open.

To help prepare an application, please refer to the:

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About the Women's Academic Fund

The Advance Queensland Women's Academic Fund supports the retention, development and progression of female researchers within Queensland based universities and publicly funded research institutes/organisations. The program encourages female researchers to return to their research careers following maternity leave, and provides carer funding to support female researchers in attending and presenting at conferences. Funding is also available to organisations to arrange lectures or presentations that highlight the research of leading Queensland female researchers.

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Last updated
8 March, 2017

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