University of Adelaide: Barbara Kidman Women’s Fellowship Scheme 2015

The University of Adelaide Barbara Kidman Women’s Fellowship Scheme is designed to support female academics to enhance and promote their career. The Fellowships are named after Dr Barbara Kidman who, at the time, defied society’s expectations of women in scientific roles.

The Fellowships may provide academic staff with relief from routine teaching and/or administrative duties, research support or professional development.

Funding & Duration

The Fellowships are to be expended over a period of 6 to 12 months, and there is an expectation that funds will be spent within one calendar year.  Applicants will be asked to nominate the time period in their application.

The Fellowship provides up to $30,000 per Fellow for the stated duration of the Fellowship.  There is no requirement for matching funds from the applicant’s School or Faculty.

The applicant will be asked to nominate the activities on which the funding will be spent, e.g. teaching relief, administrative duties relief, research support, professional development.  Where other sources of funds are available, e.g. University or Faculty conference schemes, they should be utilised.

Up to eight Fellowships for 2016 will be offered in the Scheme.


Applicants must:

  • be female academic staff already employed by the University of Adelaide at Levels B, C or D;
  • hold a continuing position, or have a reasonable expectation of employment at the University of Adelaide at a minimum of 0.4 FTE for at least 2 years after the fellowship is taken up;
  • have been employed by the University of Adelaide for at least 12 months, at a minimum of 0.4 FTE, at the time of the closing date for the current application round;
  • have completed a PhD or equivalent qualification; and
  • not have been approved for promotion, or held a Category 1 nationally competitive research fellowship in their own name, within the 2 year period preceding the closing date for the current application round.

Previous Kidman Fellowship holders are ineligible to apply for at least 3 years from the end date of their Fellowship.

How to Apply

The due date for applications is 12 October 2015.

Applicants are required to:

  • Contact the Head of School to establish support for the application in this round. The Head of School will be required to sign an acknowledgement form indicating their willingness to host the Fellowship, and that arrangements have been agreed as to how teaching and other commitments will be met during the Fellowship period.  Please be aware that it is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain a signed acknowledgement form. (Note: an electronic signature is acceptable).
  • Complete the Fellowship Application Form and attach required supporting documents, listed below.

Applications Forms & Guidelines:

Submit Completed Applications

Completed applications, in electronic (preferred) or hard-copy format, should be sent to:

Mr Tim Scroop – on leave 4 September to 1 October 2015
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
The University of Adelaide
Phone: 8313 4055

Further Information

For general advice about the Fellowships or the application process, please contact:

Ms Carol Hutchings
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
The University of Adelaide
Phone: 8313 6056

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