Gender Equity & Diversity in Research at the University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is committed to supporting female academics to enhance and promote their careers.

University resources and programs to support academic women are promoted each year. Recent examples include:

  • Barbara Kidman Women's Fellowship Scheme
    The Scheme offers opportunities to enhance, maintain, or re-invigorate research momentum, and assist the Fellowship recipients in applying for, and assuming, enhanced roles in the near future. Preference will be given to those staff whose research momentum has been affected by caring responsibilities, resulting in career-disruption or reduced working hours.
  • Australian Federation of University Women SA Inc. Trust Postdoctoral Grants   
    Providing financial assistance to early career female postdoctoral fellows at the University of Adelaide who will be either presenting a research poster or an oral research presentation at a conference, or require a small grant support for research not covered by other funding sources.
  • WFLAG – Women’s Future Laureate Applicants Group
    Since 2012, the national success rates for female Laurate Fellowship applicants has been consistently higher than for male applicants. The WFLAG program is coordinated by the Strategic Research Team and complements the University’s existing Laureate Fellowship support program, with a special focus on bids from distinguished female applicants.

External grant opportunities for women in research

Use Research Professional to find current opportunities, including a number that are dedicated to supporting women in research across a range of different fields such as:

We have set up a broad search in Research Professional that filters on opportunities targeted at women. You can filter on disciplines to find opportunities relevant to you.