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. 

The Fund

The program is dedicated to funding extraordinary caring costs, so that a dependent child/ren, parent, partner or family member (‘dependent/s’) with disability may continue to be cared for while a UNSW employee or HDR student participates in an approved career development activity.  

More information

The Women in Research Network (WiRN) is UNSW's leading forum for research-active women to connect and collaborate to build an equitable and inclusive research culture at UNSW.  

The WWBA brings together colleagues and collaborators from across the UNSW community to enhance and highlight our diverse multidisciplinary work in the area of women’s wellbeing.

UNSW is committed to helping students and staff balance work-life responsibilities, by providing access to high-quality services, facilities, and flexible work and leave arrangements, where possible.