L’Oréal Australia Women in Science Fellowships with the support of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO and endorsed by the Australian Academy of Science.

"The world needs science… science needs women"

The L’Oréal -UNESCO Women in Science Australian Fellowships are awarded to three female scientists with no more than five years of post-doctoral experience to assist their research at an Australian academic or research institution. The Australian Fellowships are worth up to AUD$20,000 over 12 months.

Nominations/applications will open again in April 2010.

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Professor Penny Sackett discussed Women in Science from an Australian perspective at the World Science Forum in Budapest, Hungary (5-7 November 2009).

"As Chief Scientist for Australia, I am helping develop and explore options for the government to consider in addressing this problem with the aim for women not only to survive in science, engineering and technology sectors but also to excel. Women have the potential to bring new ideas and a different perspective to science. If we don’t take advantage of this we are in fact wasting human capital and lowering our productivity at a time when we are in most need of it."

PRESENTATION SLIDES – Women in Science in Australia: Picking up the pace.

Information on Professor Penny Sackett.


The NSW Office for Women's Policy, the NSW Premier’s Council for Women and The Women & Work Research Group, supported by the national women’s alliances: WomenSpeak, Australian Women's Coalition, Rural Women's Coalition, and Security for Women, invite you to attend a seminar and consultation workshop on Women, the Global Financial Crisis and Paths to Recovery.

Speakers include: The NSW Minister for Women, the Hon Linda Burney MP David Richardson, The Australia Institute Marie Coleman, National Foundation of Australian Women Jo Schofield, Catalyst Australia Sue Bellino, Australian Nursing Federation Alison Peters, NCOSS

Time:1pm-3pm Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Location: The Women's College, 15 Carillon Avenue, University of Sydney

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