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

  • Program opened: 14 September 2018
  • Release of 2020 Guidelines: 1 May 2020
  • UQ Research and Innovation (UQ R&I) information session: N/A
  • 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 UQ R&I Online Forms.
  • Step 3: Submit your completed and validated UQ AWARE Program Application Form, with accompanying supplementary attachments as specified in the form, using the online system.
  • Step 4: Notify your organisational unit of the submission, to ensure the application is processed further in a timely manner.

Using UQ R&I Online Forms 

  • To create an application, navigate to the UQ R&I Online Forms log in page.
  • Log in and navigate to the ‘Home’ page. Use the ‘New Form’ link on the left of the screen to create a new application.
  • Select ‘UQ AWARE Program Application Form’ as the application form type, then begin completing your proposal.
  • Complete all sections, including any PDF uploads as required.
  • Once complete, the Application Form should be validated and submitted electronically.

Key documents 

Before applying, please review the following: