The Judith Whitworth Fellowship for Gender Equity in Science was established in 2014 to support excellent early–mid-career scientists who have experienced significant career disruption as a result of maternity or parental leave. The next Fellowship will be advertised in 2016 for 2017 – 2018.
The John Curtin School of Medical Research has established a Gender Equity Fund to assist PhD students or early career researchers experiencing extended career disruption relating to the birth and care of children.
Current activities of the JCSMR Gender Equity Committee
A baby change table has been installed in the disabled toilets (unisex) in the front foyer. Lactation facilities for breastfeeding infants and/or milk expression are available in the First Aid room (room 2.305) Please contact a committee member for more information. The committee is currently investigating the possibility of establishing a parents’ room.