Launch of the 2023 WIMSIG Mentoring Program

Following the success of mentoring programs in 2020 and 2021-2022, WIMSIG is excited to announce the launch of our 2023 mentoring program! This program will run from May to December 2023. We are now seeking mentor and mentee participants. Mentors can be Friends or Members of WIMSIG of any gender, while Mentees should be Members of WIMSIG and identify as women, trans or gender diverse.

If you’re interested in applying for the program, please fill out one of the following expression of interest forms by April 15, 2023.

Please email WIMSIG-mentoring@austms.org.au, if you have any question about the program.

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. Funding is partially supported by ACEMS.

Donations to support the Maryam Mirzakhani Award 

Donations to support the AMSI/AustMS WIMSIG Maryam Mirzakhani Award can be made to AMSI via https://amsi.org.au/donate.  Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.

On the donation page, please choose the “Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute” as the recipient of your gift. Also select that “This is a tribute gift” and state that the gift is in honour of Maryam Mirzakhani.  Note that donations are collected by The University of Melbourne on AMSI’s behalf.


Women in AI Awards

Applications for the Women in AI Awards close on Sunday 19 March.  Many mathematical research areas, including optimisation, graph theory etc., are used in AI. Sometimes people don’t think they are “AI enough”. AI intersects with a broad range of disciplines, including mathematics, statistics, and computer science. If you work in related areas, consider applying.

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. 


Inaugural Meeting of Asian-Oceanian Women in Mathematics (AOWM)

The inaugural meeting of Asian-Oceanian Women in Mathematics (AOWM) will be held from 24–28 April this year in a hybrid format.

Celebrate International Women’s Day and Women in Data Science (WiDS) Day with the ADSN

The Australian Data Science Network (ADSN) is hosting a Rising Stars in Data Science event on International Women’s Day (Wednesday 8 March). The half-day webinar will feature 25 women from around Australia. Registration is free and open to everyone.


The University of Sydney


Female scholars more likely than male counterparts to be elected to prestigious US scientific societies, finds study: Superior accomplishments and considerations of gender equity in academy membership might be contributing to the difference.

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