Campus Travel and Virgin Australia are delighted to launch the Travel Grant Series: WOMEN IN STEM
There’s no shortage of research attesting to the importance of promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to members of the university sector engaged in learning, teaching and research. However statistics show that science, technology, engineering and mathematics are still dominated by male students and teachers.
But change is on the agenda, as governments, global organisations and universities move to recruit more women into STEM fields
For our 2017 Travel Grant series, we have partnered with Virgin Australia to recognise women STEM.
Our Travel Grants provide travel funding for successful applicants to enrich their area of study or academic work on a trip-of-a-lifetime, wherever their professional interests take them.
If you are female, employed by an Australian university or a research organisation, or you are a PHD student with a STEM related focus - we want you to apply for the Campus Travel and Virgin Australia 2017 Travel Grant.
You are invited to submit a proposal that details a STEM-related project or activity you have been working on or have completed within the past six months. Your submission needs to explain how your work supports the ‘development of a high-quality STEM project, enterprise or initiative and what the outcomes are or are expected to be’. Your project, research or activity can relate to any of the STEM fields – as long as it supports the further development of STEM learning, development or outcomes.
What is included?
The Travel Grant includes $5,000 worth of airfares to be spent on Virgin Australia airfares and $1,000 for accommodation, transportation, tours or other travel arrangements*.
How do you apply?
To apply, answer the following questions in 500 words or less. (After 500 words the judging panel will stop reading your submission!)
- What is your project or initiative?
- How does it support the further development of STEM for students, or for academic or professional development purposes?
- What outcomes are you hoping for from your project or what are your expectations of the impact/results?
- Where would you go and how would you use the travel grant funds?
Applications close Friday 20 October 2017. The successful applicant will be notified by phone and email by Thursday 30 November 2017.