The Equity Research Fellowship Scheme was introduced in 2004 to address the under-representation of women and Indigenous academics at the University of Newcastle.

Equity Research Fellowships

The Equity Research Fellowship Scheme was introduced in 2004, to address the under-representation of women and indigenous academics at the University.

The fellowships offer staff the time and resources to progress their research or Research Higher Degree (research masters or doctoral degree). Applicants for Equity Research Fellowships are assessed relative to the opportunities and barriers to research they have experienced.

Preference is given to applicants who can demonstrate how either progress towards the submission of their research thesis or progression of their research output has been substantially affected by one or more of the following:

  • demanding carer responsibilities,
  • sustained insecure employment in the tertiary sector,
  • personal circumstances (e.g. extended illness, substantial Indigenous community/cultural commitments).

The Equity Research Fellowships provide for a maximum of $25,000 to allow for time relief from teaching, administrative and other non-research duties for six months.An additional Equity Research Grant of up to $10,000 will also be available to cover research expenses with the condition that the candidate's School provides 25 per cent of the funding requested in support of the researcher.

Key Dates


How to Apply

  • Applications must be lodged in electronic copy (PDF version) emailed to (single PDF document only – does not require signatures but all other aspects must be identical to the complete original application package).
  • Additionally, one signed original must be submitted to the Grants Team located at Research Services, the Chancellery, by the closing date.


Further Information

For further information regarding the Equity Research Fellowship, please contact Kylie Hugo via email or by phone on 492 15944.