The Promoting Women Fellowship aims 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.

Applications for this round of Fellowships close on 6 December 2019.


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

  • Clinical
  • 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 intend to apply for promotion within the next 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 8 recipients. Funding will be available from early 2020.

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

For this round of Fellowships:

  • Applications opened: 18 November 2019
  • Applications closed: 6 December 2019.

To apply you need to:

  1. Download the guidelines and application form (DOCX, 36 KB) for all documents and instructions.
  2. Email your completed application to Workplace Diversity and Inclusion.

Notifications of the outcome of your application were sent by late-December 2019.

Selection criteria and process

For Fellowships receiving funding in early 2020, the primary selection criteria are:

  • the degree to which the Fellowship will make a tangible impact on your promotability within a 3-year period
  • alignment with annual Fellowship priorities as determined by the University Staff Development Committee (see the guidelines)
  • the achievability of the proposed project or program of work within the Fellowship period.

In keeping with the University’s strategic diversity and inclusion goals, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women will be prioritised in the selection process for this round:

Further consideration will be given to:

  • candidates who have received limited other internal or external financial support in the past 3 years
  • performance relative to opportunity (as outlined in the application).

For more information about the selection process, read the Fellowship guidelines (DOCX, 36 KB).