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 2017 to Australian female researchers who demonstrate excellence in the area of quantitative biomedical science. Applications for this year’s award have now opened and will close May 31st 2017. Download the 2017 Guidelines and 2017 Application form here.
- 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 PDF, 444.23 KB and application form DOCX, 424.2 KB.
2016 Award Winners
Georgina Sweet Awards for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science
The Selection Committee is delighted to announce the recipients for the 2016 Georgina Sweet Award for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science:
- Associate Professor Alicia Oshlack, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
- Associate Professor Kathryn Holt, University of Melbourne
- Associate Professor Freya Fowkes, Burnet Institute
The Award of $25,000 aims to support female scientists across Australia who demonstrate excellence in the area of Quantitative Biomedical Science.
The winners received their awards at a ceremony held on Thursday 27 October 2016 at the Bio21 Institute.