The Promoting Women Fellowships aim to:

  • enhance the promotion prospects of academic women
  • support UQ’s larger strategy to address women’s historical under-representation in senior academic roles.

The Fellowship program is a partnership arrangement between the University Staff Development Committee and the Fellow’s organisational unit.


The Fellowships are open to women who are employed at Levels B to D in any academic category:

  • Clinical Academic
  • Teaching and Research
  • Teaching Focused
  • Research Focused.

You must be employed on a continuing or fixed-term contract. You can be employed full-time or part-time.

The Fellowships are targeted at women who expect to apply for promotion within 3 years.

The Fellowship

The Fellowship is designed to enable you to focus on being appropriately prepared for your application for promotion.

This round of Fellowships award up to $12,500 each to 6 recipients. Funding will be available from early 2018.

You can use the funding in a variety of ways, as agreed with the head of your organisational unit. Some suggested uses include:

  • completing or focusing on current research
  • developing a proposal for new research
  • developing teaching excellence, or increasing or demonstrating its impact
  • sourcing additional research support or resources
  • delivering publications, writing or contributing to a book
  • enhancing your leadership skills in teaching, research or engagement
  • enhancing your industry engagement.

For more information:

Application process

Applications for this round of Fellowships have closed.

If you applied, you'll be notified of the outcome of your application by mid-December 2017.

Selection criteria and process

For Fellowships receiving funding in early 2018, the primary selection criteria are the:

  • degree to which the Fellowship will make a positive and tangible impact on your promotability within a 3-year period
  • degree to which the Fellowship supports your longer-term academic career aspirations
  • feasibility of achieving the proposed Fellowship outcome within the Fellowship period.

In keeping with the University’s strategic diversity and inclusion goals, candidates in these groups will be prioritised in the selection process for this round:

  • women in STEMM disciplines
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
  • women at level D, Associate Professor.

Where candidates are ranked equally through the selection process, priority will be given to candidates who have experienced (as outlined in their application):

  • additional professional or personal challenges
  • career interruptions
  • other forms of adversity.

For more information about the selection process, read the guidelines (DOC, 49KB).