The opening of applications for the 2023 APEC-Australia Women in Research Fellowship!

       The APEC-Australia Women in Research Fellowship, initiated by the Australian Government, aims to support economic and technical cooperation to address the many challenges and opportunities that face the region.  

       This fellowship program is designed for women by the Australian Government to offer 20 women researchers from developing economies up to AU$20,000 each, to work in partnership with an Australian education institution to undertake a research project over one to three months. This round of the fellowship aims to support women’s economic empowerment in the APEC region and human capital development in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related fields in developing economies.

       Since 2015, the APEC-Australia Women in Research Fellowship has helped many women in STEM fields by providing them with opportunities to work with professionals from reputable Australian research institutions and is specifically designed to assist with the particular challenges women in research face in undertaking cross-border research activities by providing financial support, helping them to connect with international researchers and world-class facilities, and developing a professional network.

*All the information and the application forms can be found on the website here:

*Please note that applications will close at midnight on 16 July 2023 AEST.

*Please contact the RMIT program management team at for further questions.