Updated Grant Scheme for 2023
UNSW is committed to supporting all employees and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students balance work-life responsibilities and recognises the challenge of participating in career development opportunities while fulfilling roles as parents and primary carers.
In 2023, UNSW replaced the Vice-Chancellor’s Childcare Support Fund for Women Researchers with the introduction of the Carers’ Support Fund, which broadens eligibility criteria to:
- All UNSW employees (professional and academic) and HDR students of all genders with both childcare and primary caring responsibilities.
- Participation in a wider range of career development activities, such as networking and fieldwork.
Access to $2,000 for caring expenses for All Staff and HDR Students
The UNSW Carers’ Support Fund is intended to enable UNSW academic and professional employees and UNSW Higher Degree Research (HDR) Program students of all genders with primary caring responsibilities, to continue to enhance their careers on a national or international level by actively participating in conferences, workshops, symposiums or fieldwork, both online and in-person.