Carers Travel Scholarship
The Franklin Women Carer’s Travel Scholarship is to assist health and medical researchers who have primary caring responsibilities by funding to costs of any additional care required while they present their research at an academic conference. As a social enterprise, the funds for this scholarship are raised through Franklin Women Memberships.
Historically, this scholarship has specifically provided financial support to researchers who were also the primary carer of one or more child under 5 years of age. Since 2015, seven recipients from around Australia have been awarded the scholarship providing assistance with financial and logistical challenges that come with managing personal and professional commitments.
In 2019 Franklin Women has expanded the eligibility criteria to include researchers who also assume unpaid caring responsibilities for family members who have a disability or chronic health condition. We hope this expanding scholarship will assist more talented researchers disseminate their findings and build career connections at a conference they might have otherwise found difficult to attend.
Franklin Women offers two scholarship rounds per year as detailed below. We accept applications where travel has occurred prior to award closing dates.
Round 1: For conference travel before 30th June 2019. Applications open 18th of February 2019 and close Friday 22nd of March 2019 (close of business).
Round 2: For conference travel between 1st July 2019 and 31st December 2019. Applications open 1st July 2018 and close Friday 9th of August 2019 (close of business).
Applications are to be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing dates for each round.
Details on the application requirements, scholarship eligibility and application form can be found via the links below:
Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly
Team Leader, Mental health stream, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Womens’ and Childrens’ Health, UNSW
Dr Belinda Di Bartolo
Senior Post Doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide
Dr Premila Paiva
Senior Project Officer, Strategy and Partnerships, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
Dr Elizabeth Hinde
Laboratory Head, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne
Dr Willa Huston
Acting Associate Head of School Learning and Teaching, Program Director Masters Medical Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney