Grant IT Program
Grant IT workshops target all female researchers intending to apply for Category 1 Grants or Fellowships. This initiative is a collaboration between Swinburne's SWAN, SAGE and Research teams.
The fortnightly series of five workshops is designed to provide female academics the opportunity to work collaboratively towards the development and submission of prestigious fellowships from the ARC and NHMRC. The workshops are social, supportive and in-depth, and use design thinking approaches to draft and submit a successful Category 1 Grant or Fellowship application.
The series is premised on the fact that female researchers are heavily underrepresented in the leadership of Category 1 grants across the sector. Yet, when they do submit, they have higher success rates across most schemes. We see this program as one strategy to help overcome the barriers women face in submitting their high quality research proposals, and to address this imbalance.
- Why this? Grappling with the hook.
- Why me? Your track record and the blush test
- Why now? The ‘perfect’ project?
- Bringing it all together
- Wrap it up and get it in
This workshop series adopts SWAN principles:
- women only
- safe space to expose vulnerabilities,
- outcome orientated with a holistic lens
- social and celebratory
- building cross disciplinary enduring networks.