Campus Travel, the university travel management business of Flight Centre Travel Group, has partnered with Virgin Australia, to reward and recognise the contribution Australian women are making to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as part of a new travel grant to assist their STEM work.
The successful applicant must specify how they would use the funds for future travel that will further or enhance their work in STEM. They will receive a $6,000 travel grant with $5,000 to put towards airfares with Virgin Australia and $1,000 for accommodation, transportation, tours or other travel arrangements.
“This travel grant follows a number of initiatives in this space including the inaugural International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which was launched by the United Nations earlier this year and the Women in STEM competition that was launched by the Queensland Government this year,” said Campus Travel General Manager Cathryn Cole.
“We look after the travel programs of many Australian universities. We know how important travel is for academics and those working in the research and education sectors to connect with their academic peers, collaborate with other universities and share their research findings.
“Much of the academic travel we book is for academics and educational leaders to hear about the latest techniques in their fields.”
Virgin Australia Acting General Manager Corporate and Government Sales, Ann Elliot said:
“Virgin Australia has strong female representation across our company and given our business is driven by engineering and technology, we are proud to help foster the future of these areas. We look forward to the successful applicant travelling with Virgin Australia as they further enhance their work in STEM.”
Females working in the university sector in any of the STEM fields are being invited to submit an application that details a STEM-related project or activity they have been working on or have completed within the past six months. Applicants’ projects, research or activities can relate to any of the STEM fields, as long as the work supports the further development of STEM learning, development or outcomes. The submission needs to explain how their work supports the ‘development of a high-quality STEM project, enterprise or initiative and what the outcomes are or are expected to be’.
Applications for the grant are now open and close Friday 20 October 2017.
For more information visit the Campus Travel website grant page