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! 🌟
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.
Details on scholarship eligibility and requirements will be available here once the next round opens.
Dr Claire Wilkinson
Drug Policy Modelling Program, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
Dr Rebecca Poulsen
Macquarie University Hearing, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, Macquarie University
University of Wollongong, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, Molecular Horizons Institute
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
2021 recipients (Teresa Anderson Award)
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