The aim of the Women in Health Science Working Committee is to gain a better understanding of the issues that face women researchers in health and medical research in terms of career progression and retention to enable NHMRC to identify mechanisms that could be implemented to overcome these hurdles.
The group proposes to identify several issues including:
- How the statistical profile of women in NHMRC’s funding profile compares to women funded by other granting bodies?
- Why women leave research and why there is a gender gap in health and medical research?
- How NHMRC can assist in redressing the gender imbalance?
Members of the Women in Health Science Working Committee include:
|Professor Caroline Homer (CHAIR)||University of Technology Sydney|
|Professor Louisa Jorm||University of Western Sydney|
|Professor Robert (Bob) Graham||Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute|
|Professor Carola Vinuesa||Australian National University|
|Professor Jenny Martin||Institute for Molecular Bioscience|
|Dr Suzanne Miller||Monash University|
|Associate Professor Tania Winzenberg||Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania|
Any recommendations proposed by the committee will be considered by NHMRC’s Research Committee over the forthcoming year.
NHMRC Funding Schemes: Part-time Awards
The NHMRC Funding Rules states that: ‘All NHMRC awards provide for investigators to undertake research on a part-time basis for all or part of the duration of the grant’. Below is a list of NHMRC schemes and their part-time options.
- NHMRC Funding Schemes: Part-time Awards (PDF, 152KB)
- NHMRC Funding Schemes: Part-time Awards (DOC, 65KB)