This Discussion Paper: Options to reach gender equity in the Investigator Grant scheme (see Download section below) presents four options to offset the systemic disadvantage faced by women in health and medical research, as reflected in the attrition of female applicants with seniority in the Investigator Grant scheme.

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This Discussion Paper is intended to support an open discussion with the research sector on options to reach gender equity in NHMRC's Investigator Grant scheme. Your feedback will help NHMRC decide whether to adopt one of these options, or a variant of them, or take a different approach to address the problem.

Open forums with the NHMRC CEO will be held at the following locations:

  • Monday 1 August – Brisbane (University of Queensland)
  • Tuesday 2 August – Townsville (James Cook University)
  • Wednesday 3 August – Sydney (University of New South Wales)
  • Friday 5 August – Melbourne (Monash University)
  • Tuesday 9 August – Melbourne (University of Melbourne)
  • Wednesday 10 August – Perth (Telethon Kids Institute)
  • Thursday 11 August – Adelaide (SAHMRI)
  • Tuesday 16 August – Canberra (Australian National University)

These events will be an opportunity to hear more about the options presented in this Discussion Paper, to ask your questions and to tell us your views. We will use an online tool to gauge reactions and seek your feedback during these events.

If you are unable to attend a session in person, there are three online sessions available:

  • Friday 5 August 12.30 pm (AEST)
  • Thursday 11 August 12:30 pm (ACST)
  • Tuesday 16 August 12:30 pm (AEST).