2016 round of NHMRC grants lifts success rate above 20%

24.4% of applications for competitive grants from the 2016 NHMRC grant application round overall, and 23.1% of applications from women and 25.5% of applications from males were approved in the 2016 round. The improvement in gender balance was predominantly in early career fellowships with approval rates of 22.6 and 26.4% for females and males respectively,…

Professionals Australia launches Gender bias in STEM series

Professionals Australia today launched its Gender Bias series to mark Equal Pay Day. CEO Chris Walton said the national gender pay gap is an indicator of the relative position of women in the workforce reflecting a number of complex factors that operate to disadvantage women including earnings differences arising from the under-representation of women in…