Career Enhancement Fellowships

The University has developed a number of initiatives to enhance the career profile of women and prepare women for executive and senior leadership roles. The Career Enhancement Fellowships is one such initiative aiming to support senior women to enhance their profile and reputation, increase their likelihood of promotion to Level D or E and help to remove barriers to women wishing to move into leadership positions.

The Career Enhancement Fellowships are funded and sponsored by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research).

The fellowships provide up to $50,000 to an academic's faculty to cover negotiated duties for a 12-month period plus $8,000 to cover costs of travel to conferences or to support networking opportunities.

The establishment of Career Enhancement Fellowships for Academic Women at the University of Newcastle place the University at the forefront of the Australian higher education sector in displaying a willingness to support senior women to enhance their profile and reputation, increase their likelihood of promotion to Level D or E and help to remove barriers to women wishing to move into leadership positions.

Applications for Career Enhancement Fellowships close in October each year.