Carer’s Scholarship

The Franklin Women Carer’s Scholarship aims to reduce the financial and logistical barriers associated with primary caring responsibilities to enable health and medical researchers to participate fully in valuable career opportunities.

Since it’s inception in 2015, 20 Carer’s Scholarships have been awarded. Although initially focused on funding the additional care required for travel to academic conferences, the scholarship criteria has since been expanded to include broader career opportunities. This was in acknowledgement that unpaid caring responsibilities can impact many facets of an individual’s career.

In 2020 and 2021, scholarship funds were repurposed towards a temporary COVID-19 Carer’s Support Scholarship, which was awarded to 24 individuals who had to assume unexpected additional caring responsibilities in response to the pandemic.

As we are a social enterprise, the funds for this scholarship are raised through Franklin Women memberships. In 2020, these funds were supplemented by our Life Time Members, who kindly responded to our call for help and allowed us to support all 16 worthy applicants. Since 2021, these funds have been boosted through generous support from the Sydney Local Health District, one of our long-term Partner Organisations. We couldn’t be more grateful for the Franklin Women community, who are committed to investing in each other and our sector!

🌟 From 2024 onwards, we will be allocating 10% of all Franklin Women membership fees towards this scholarship fund so that it can continue to grow as we do! 🌟

Scholarship rounds

There will be 2 scholarship rounds in 2024.

Round 1 has closed.

Round 2 applications will open around mid-March 2024 for opportunities taking place between 1 June and 31 December 2024.

Application process

Details on scholarship eligibility and requirements will be available here once the next round opens.

2023 recipients

Dr Bao Nguyen

Dr Bao Nguyen

The University of Melbourne

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Dr Claire Wilkinson

Dr Claire Wilkinson

Drug Policy Modelling Program, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales

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Dr Kate Filia

Dr Kate Filia

Orygen; Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne

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Dr Rebecca Poulsen

Dr Rebecca Poulsen

Macquarie University Hearing, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, Macquarie University

Dr Sarah Scealy

Dr Sarah Scealy

School of Rural Health, University of Sydney

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Yufeng Zhao

Yufeng Zhao

University of Wollongong, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, Molecular Horizons Institute

Previous recipients

Cheryl Carcel, The George Institute 

Ursula Sansom-Daly,University of New South Wales

Belinda Di Bartolo, University of Adelaide 

Sally Gainsbury, University of Sydney

Dr Joanna Achinger-Kawecka, Garvan Institute

Dr Adeola Bamgboje-Ayodele, University of Sydney

Sumina Shrestha, La Trobe University

 

Pamela Paiva, University of Melbourne

Elizabeth Hinde, University of Melbourne

Ying Zhang, University of Sydney 

Willa Huston, University of Technology Sydney 

Jennifer Stone, University of Adelaide

Dr Nikki-Anne Wilson, NeuRA: Neuroscience Research Australia

Simran Kaur, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

COVID-19 Carer’s Support Scholarship

2021 recipients (Teresa Anderson Award)

Daria Di Filippo, UNSW, Hunter New England Health

Kavita Bisht, Mater Research Institute, The University of Queensland

Kirsten Morley, University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Kristina Cook, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital

Melissa Farnham, The Heart Research Institute, University of Sydney

Monica Zen, University of Sydney

Shadma Fatima, Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research

Shu Yang, Centre for MND Research, Macquarie University

2020 recipients

Amy Freeman-Sanderson, University of Technology Sydney

Audrey Adji, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, St Vincent’s Clinical School, St Vincent’s Hospital

Danielle Borg, Mater Research

Daria Di Filippo, University of New South Wales

Elizabeth Dylke, The University of Sydney

Emily Ramage, The University of Newcastle

Erica Breuer, The University of Newcastle

Jessica Roydhouse, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania

Kate Giles, Children’s Medical Research Institute

Kelly Williams, Macquarie University

Natalie Matosin, University of Wollongong and Illawarra Health Medical Research Institute

Rachel Hicks, Western Sydney University

Renee Goreham, The University of Newcastle

Rosanne Guijt, Deakin University

Sacha Stelzer-Braid, University of New South Wales and University of Technology Sydney

Simone Sherriff, The Sax Institute and The University of Sydney

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