Key dates for UQ Amplify Women's Academic Research Equity (AWARE) Program 

  • Program opened: 14 September 2018
  • Release of 2022 Guidelines: 29 March 2022
  • Full applications due to UQ R&I: continuous
  • Anticipated announcement: within approximately 2 weeks after applications being received at UQ R&I


The University of Queensland (UQ) values equity, diversity and inclusion and has developed a number of networks and programs to support these key priorities and objectives. UQ recognises the impact of parental leave as primary caregiver on the continuity of women’s (and in some cases, men’s) academic careers and in the underrepresentation of women among senior academic appointments. The loss of research momentum associated with parental leave may have long-lasting effects on career progression, and may discourage women from returning to academia after a career break.

The UQ Amplify Wo[men]’s Academic Research Equity (AWARE) Program is intended to lessen the impact of periods of parental leave on UQ researchers who have been successful in obtaining an externally-funded research Fellowship, and for whom a career interruption would be a significant setback at a critical point in their career trajectory.

How to apply 

  • Step 1: Familiarise yourself with the key UQ documentation.
  • Step 2: Complete your application using the UQ AWARE Application & Endorsement Form (below)
  • Step 3: Submit your complete application and supplementary attachments as specified in the form to your organisational unit (School/Institute/Centre) for approval.
  • Step 4: Your organisational unit will submit your approved application form and attachments to UQ R&I by email to

Key documents 

Before applying, please review the following: