2 August 2022

The National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) vision is a gender diverse and inclusive health and medical research workforce to take advantage of the full range of talent needed to build a healthy Australia.  

NHMRC has completed its consultation on options to reach gender equity in the NHMRC Investigator Grant scheme.

NHMRC will hold a series of open forums that will include a presentation by NHMRC CEO, Professor Anne Kelso AO, and an open discussion with attendees on the options under consideration.

On 15 July 2022, NHMRC released a Discussion Paper: Options to reach gender equity in the Investigator Grant scheme. NHMRC has not yet decided whether to introduce changes to this scheme or, if so, which path to take.

The outcomes of this engagement with the research sector will inform NHMRC's decision on whether to introduce any changes for the 2023 Investigator Grant round which is due to open for applications in January 2023, with grants commencing from 1 January 2024.

A series of open forums will be held in locations across Australia. See the following table for locations and times. Access the link for the session you wish to attend to register for the event.

If you are unable to participate in these events, you can provide your feedback on the options by completing this survey, which will be open until 17:00 (AEST) Tuesday 16 August 2022.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions is also available.

Link to the discussion paper.

Locations and dates of open forums
State Organisation Date Time
Queensland University of Queensland, Brisbane Monday 1 August 2022 12:30 pm AEST
National  Online via zoom (hybrid event with University of Queensland) Monday 1 August 2022 12:30 pm AEST
Queensland

James Cook University, Townsville

For those not in Townsville, you will be able to join in Cairns, Mackay, Mt Isa and Thursday Island by videoconference. Details are available via the link to the event.

Tuesday 2 August 2022 10:00 am AEST
New South Wales Ritchie Theatre, UNSW Kensington Campus Wednesday 3 August 2022 12:30 pm AEST
Victoria Monash University Clayton Campus Friday 5 August 2022 12:30 pm AEST
National Online via zoom (hybrid event with Monash University) Friday 5 August 2022 12:30 pm AEST
Victoria University of Melbourne, Parkville Tuesday 9 August 2022 12:30 pm AEST
National  Online via zoom (hybrid event with University of Melbourne) Tuesday 9 August 2022 12:30 pm AEST
Western Australia Perth Children's Hospital Wednesday 10 August 2022 1:30 pm AWST
South Australia SAHMRI (South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute) Thursday 11 August 2022 12:30 pm ACST
National Online via zoom (hybrid event with SAHMRI) Thursday 11 August 2022 12:30 pm ACST
Australian Capital Territory John Curtin School of Medical Research Tuesday 16 August 2022 10:00 am AEST
National Online via Zoom Tuesday, 16 August 2022 12:30 pm AEST

Contact

Email
gender.equity@nhmrc.gov.au

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