The Georgina Sweet Awards for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science were created by Professor Leann Tilley as part of her Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship program to promote and support female scientists who demonstrate excellence in the area of Quantitative Biomedical Science.
Professor Tilley is the Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne, and an Associate Director of the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute. In 2015, Leann was awarded the Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship which includes a role as an ambassador for women in science. The Fellowship recognizes her world leading research on malaria pathogenesis and drug resistance. You can learn more about Professor Tilley here.
Quantitative Biomedical Science is Biological/Biomedical Research that employs a quantitative approach, particularly in areas such as Computational Biology, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Genomics, Structural Biology, Cell Biology etc.
Two new awards were established in 2016:
- Georgina Sweet Award for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science: Up to three awards of $25,000 each will be made each year to Australian female researchers who demonstrate excellence in the area of quantitative biomedical science. Applications for this year’s award open on May 1st and will close on May 31st, 2019
- Georgina Sweet Travel Support for a Female Keynote Speaker in Quantitative Biomedical Science: Up to three awards of $3,000 each are available each year to support the attendance of a female keynote speaker at an Australian conference. Applications are open at any time until awards have been allocated for the year
Georgina Sweet Awards – Applications open May 1st
The Georgina Sweet Award for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science award includes $25,000 in funding which can be used to purchase equipment, reagents, consumables, publication fees, conferences costs.