The veski inspiring women grants – career recovery 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 considerably compounded pre-existing gender inequality. During this period, 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 career recovery grants provided 12 months funding of up to $50,000 to boost research outputs and increase competitiveness when applying for future funding from major funding bodies.
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.