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: Four awards of $25,000 each will be made to Australian female researchers who demonstrate excellence in the area of quantitative biomedical science. Diversity is an essential part of the Award mission, so applications are welcome from women of culturally diverse backgrounds
  • In 2020, an additional two awards of $25,000 each will be made for Excellence in Inclusivity, recognizing Women in Biomedical Science who have a strong track record in research and who have demonstrated the importance of inclusion and diversity. Applications are now closed for this year’s award. Download the guidelines and application form . 
  • Georgina Sweet Travel Support for a Female Keynote Speaker in Quantitative Biomedical Science:  Up to five awards of $3,000 each are available each year to support the attendance of a female keynote speaker at an Australian conference. Once all awards have been allocated for the year, further applications will not be accepted.  Applications are currently closed for conferences for this year, preference will be given to conferences that have not previously received funding. Download the guidelines and application form.

Contact

Enquiries

Email: GSLF-tilleyadmin@unimelb.edu.au

2019 Award Winners

Georgina Sweet Award for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science

  • Traude Beilharz, Monash University
  • Kim-Anh Lê Cao, University of Melbourne
  • Sarah Auburn, Menzies School of Health Research

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Pictured (left to right): Leann Tilley, Traude Beilharz , Kim-Anh Lê Cao, Sarah Auburn.

The Georgina Sweet Awards have been given annually since 2016 and have had a real effect on women in quantitative biomedical science.

A/Prof. Stephanie Gras (2017 winner)
“The award has allowed me to support my team, and to ensure that early career female fellows are developing their track record to allow them to develop their emerging career.”

A/Prof. Alyssa Barry (2017 winner)
“I am honoured that I was chosen to take part in this groundbreaking scheme that will undoubtedly make a huge impact on women’s involvement and recognition in science in the future.”

A/Prof. Megan Maher (2017 winner)
“The award has had a significant impact on my achievements and career progression over the past year. I have said it before, but this truly is an incredible initiative.”

2018 Award Winners

Georgina Sweet Award for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science

  • Cornelia Landersdorfer, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Ana Traven, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute
  • Aleksandra Filipovska, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, UWA
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Pictured (left to right): Cornelia Landersdorfer, Leann Tilley, Ana Traven, Frances Separovic, Aleksandra Filipovska

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