career recovery grants
The veski inspiring women career recovery grants are designed for female mid-career leaders or emerging leaders in STEM in Victoria to provide vital and timely support via short-term flexible funding to boost research & help restore pre-pandemic competitiveness.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has compounded pre-existing gender inequality. Reduced work hours and work disruptions due to home & caring responsibilities have disproportionately affected women, threatening to wind back the hard-fought gains to achieve gender equity.
The veski inspiring women recovery grants will provide 12 months funding of up to $50,000 to boost research outputs and increase competitiveness when applying for future funding from major funding bodies.
The application round for the veski inspiring women career recovery grants in 2021 is now closed.
Recipients in 2021
Meet the 7 veski inspiring women career recovery grant recipients and hear from long-time supporter
Michelle Gallaher talk with Australian journalist
Catriona Rowntree about the juggle of careers and caring.
Application process & Eligibility
Applications are sought from female mid-career leaders, or emerging leaders in STEM who experienced disproportionate increases in caring responsibilities during the pandemic, severely affecting planned research outputs; and who can maximise and attain multiple benefits through the use of the funding to get their research back on track.