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.