Career support for Staff Association members

The CSIRO Staff Association awards several scholarships each year to eligible members; another reason to be part of the union.

The scholarship program is designed to support the ongoing development of skills and qualifications of members in the workplace.

John Little Study Scholarship

This scholarship was established in the early 1990s in honour of John Little, a former Technical Association Federal President and Victorian Branch Chairman. It was John’s foresight that set the Association on the path to support the professional development of members.

John Little Study Scholarships are $1,000 each and assist with the costs of study for members that work in research projects. The Staff Association awards up to three scholarships per year.

Women in Science Careers Scholarships

Our Women in Science Careers Scholarships recognise the importance of supporting women in developing their careers.

The union is committed to supporting women in CSIRO, the Australian Astronomical Observatory and the National Measurement Institute and plays a leadership role in improving all aspects of equity, diversity and work-life balance.

Women in CSIRO are significantly under-represented amongst the ranks of senior scientific staff. The lack of opportunities for networking, shadowing and mentoring has been identified as a major factor in the under-representation.

Women in Science Scholarships are $1000 each and assist with the costs of travel, accommodation and sundry expenses. The Staff Association awards up to five scholarships per year.

More information

Further detail about these scholarships, including conditions of application, can be found here.

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