Equity fellowships

About Equity Fellowships

Equity Fellowships have been established to assist staff facing difficulties in completing their PhD program because of equity issues. They are targeted in the main at academic women and Indigenous Australians, however, a number of fellowships will also be available each year for other equity groups. Improved workforce representation and distribution of academic women and Indigenous Australians has been identified as an equity priority for a number of years. The establishment of these fellowships is one of the strategies to address the current under representation of these two equity groups particularly at senior levels.

Seven fellowships of up to $12,000 may be awarded to staff each year to be used for costs associated with the completion of a PhD program. Applications will also be accepted from Indigenous Australians seeking to complete a Masters program. Funding will normally be for a six month period.


Applications will be called for through the Professional & Organisational Development Services early in September. Applications will close at the end of September each year. Candidates will be notified of the outcome in November/December of the same year.

Conditions of Fellowships

A short report (1-2 pages) must be provided, by each recipient, to the Manager Talent and Organisational Development (TOD) Team within four weeks of the end of the fellowship period. For further information, criteria and application process see the Equity Fellowship Guidelines

Equity Fellowship Application form (Staff login required)

Performance Measures for the Equity Fellowship Strategy

An annual report will be provided, by the Manager Talent and Organisational Development (TOD) Team, to the Employment Equity & Diversity Committee on progress achieved and completions of PhD programs by fellowship recipients.


  • Email tod-team@uow.edu.au
  • Call 02 4221 5902 (press option 2 for Career Development and Learning)