career recovery

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.

Having time and funding has been fundamental to getting my research back on track. It has also given me the time and the confidence to apply for awards that would not have otherwise been possible

veski inspiring women career recovery grant recipient