The Australasian Tax Teachers Association (ATTA) recognises that while around half of all tax academics in Australia and New Zealand are women, women are underrepresented at senior academic levels. Professors are more than twice as likely to be male as female. Associate Professors are twice as likely and Senior Lecturers nearly twice as likely to be male. It is only at the Lecturer level that females outnumber males.

In 2017 ATTA decided to offer one scholarship a year for five years, valued at $1,000 to a woman applicant at the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level to assist them to attend and present a paper at the annual ATTA Conference. This year the Promoting Women in Tax Academia Scholarship criteria will be adjusted to recognise the challenges of Covid-19. Instead of providing assistance to attend the conference, we invite applications from women academics at the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level who have had their tax scholarship adversely impacted by Covid-19.

In your application, please explain the impact of Covid-19 on your research and identify how the scholarship funding will help your research activity. The funding may be used for any purpose that will assist with research outputs, e.g. editing, research assistance.

Please submit your application on the form below by Friday 12 November 2020 if you wish to be considered for the scholarship. Announcement of the successful applicant will be made in the December ATTA Newsletter.

The successful applicant will be selected by a panel made up of senior female members of ATTA. The panel’s decision will be communicated to the successful applicant by the end of November.

Applications should be emailed to Professor Lisa Marriott (President – ATTA) at [email protected]

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