Funding for 2023 Women in Mathematics Day (May 12)

WIMSIG is calling for applications for funding to support Women in Mathematics Day events in 2023. The applications should contain a description of the event and a proposed budget. Applications should be sent to the WIMSIG Treasurer, Sevvandi Kandanaarachchi (WIMSIG-treasurer@austms.org.au). Funding is partially supported by ACEMS.

Application deadline: Friday 14 April 2023.

WIMSIG Conference 2024 — Call for Expressions of Interest

Would you like to host and organise the WIMSIG Conference 2024? The inaugural WIMSIG conference was held at the University of South Australia in 2017, then in 2021 the hybrid WIMSIG conference took place (deferred from 2020). The WIMSIG Executive Committee now invites expressions of interest from people who are interested in hosting the next WIMSIG conference in 2024.  Please contact WIMSIG-chair@austms.org.au.

WIMSIG Mentoring Program — Call for Nominations

Are you ready to take the next step in your career in mathematics or statistics? Whether you are a seasoned professional or a student, the WIMSIG Mentoring Program is here to help you achieve your goals and reach your full potential. We are still accepting applications for the 2023 program, and we’d love to have you on board!

To be eligible for the program, mentors can be Friends or Members of WIMSIG of any gender, while mentees should be Members of WIMSIG and identify as women or gender diverse people. If you’re interested in applying, please fill out our expression of interest forms by Saturday 15 April 2023.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to join a community of inspiring mentors and mentees. Visit our website to learn more about the program and apply today!


Student survey for WIMSIG involvement

WIMSIG offers a range of resources for students, including travel funds, awards, and connections with professionals in the field. The WIMSIG executive committee is dedicated to ensure that our student-related initiatives align with their needs and preferences. We welcome your participation and feedback, so if you would like to get involved, please take a moment to complete our survey and share your thoughts on how we can best approach and support you. Thanks!

Study on gender perception and participation at scientific conferences

Are you currently a graduate student or postdoc in maths? Are you planning on going to any conferences in the next 2 years? We would love to hear from you!

We’re looking for early career academics (graduate students and postdocs) to help us collect data about conferences they attend. In particular, we’re interested in gender diversity in maths, and perceptions of gender diversity in maths. The study is being led by graduate students and postdocs at The University of Melbourne. 

If you’re interested in helping us out, fill out this form and we’ll send you more information about the project soon! If you have any questions, or want to find out more, feel free to contact Adriana Zanca (adriana.zanca@unimelb.edu.au) from the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Melbourne.


Australian Academy of Science 2023 Honorific Awardees

Outstanding contributions to science have been recognised by the Australian Academy of Science with 22 of Australia’s leading scientists receiving a prestigious honorific award in 2023. In particular, we note that:

  • Valentina Wheeler (Wollongong) won the Christopher Heyde medal.
  • Susan Scott (ANU) won the Thomas Ranken Lyle medal.
  • Rachel Wang (USyd) won the Moran Medal.

Congratulations to the awardees!

Australian Academy of Science Awards and Funding Opportunities

The Australian Academy of Science invites nominations and applications for its 2024 honorific awards, research conferences, research awards, and travelling fellowships.

The closing date for award nominations is the Monday 1 May 2023, and the closing date to apply for travel, conference and research support is the Thursday 1 June 2023.

You are invited to consider nominating candidates and forwarding this invitation to any relevant parties. The Academy is committed to celebrating and supporting diversity. To do this, we need nominations from outstanding scientists from all career stages, all backgrounds and genders. We strongly encourage more nominations of women for all our awards, in particular our career and mid-career honorific awards. 


From the University of Sydney: How our students are taking action on gender equality and diversity in STEM.

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