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Edith Cowan Athena SWAN Advancement Scheme

The Edith Cowan Athena SWAN Advancement Scheme celebrates the gender diversity of our staff talent at ECU, supporting career progression in the spirit of Australia’s first Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter. The Pilot is hosted by the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE), an initiative of the Australian Academy of Science in partnership with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. ECU was proud to be part of the first tranche of the Pilot and received the Bronze Level Institutional Award on 5 December 2018.

The application dates for the 2019 Edith Cowan Athena SWAN Advancement Scheme round, are Wednesday 3 July 2019 to  Wednesday 31 July 2019. Below are the Scheme categories:

Professional Development/Travel Subsidy

To support those with parenting and caring roles, facing career disadvantage as a result of these responsibilities. The subsidy aims to fund travel and carer related expenses that facilitate professional development/ conference attendance.

Kick-Start Science Prize

To improve the gender balance of the STEMM staff profile at ECU by boosting the career progression of academics after breaks due to carer and/ or parental roles through support in work-related science projects and research.

Achievement Recognition

To recognise champions of gender equality at ECU and facilitate staff attendance at Australian based gender equality events.

Closing dates

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 - applications should be submitted via email on the specified date to: athenaswanaustralia@ecu.edu.au

Eligibility criteria

Please read the Edith Cowan Athena SWAN Advancement Scheme Guidelines (below) for specific requirements on each category. For questions relating to the Scheme please email athenaswanaustralia@ecu.edu.au or call 08 6304 3450.

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