Georgina Sweet Awards for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science

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.

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 will be made in 2018 to Australian female researchers who demonstrate excellence in the area of quantitative biomedical science.  Applications will open on 1st May 2018.
  • Georgina Sweet Travel Support for a Female Keynote Speaker in Quantitative Biomedical Science: Up to three awards of $3,000 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. Download the guidelines and application form.

2017 Award Winners

Georgina Sweet Award for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science

  • Alyssa Barry, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
  • Stephanie Gras, Monash University
  • Megan Maher, La Trobe University

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2016 Award Winners

Georgina Sweet Award for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science

  • Alicia Oshlack, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
  • Kathryn Holt, University of Melbourne
  • Freya Fowkes, Burnet Institute

Alicia Oshlack, Kathryn Holt, Leann Tilley, Freya Fowkes at 2016 Georgina Sweet Awards ceremony

Pictured (left to right): Alicia Oshlack, Kathryn Holt, Leann Tilley, Freya Fowkes at 2016 Georgina Sweet Awards ceremony