ATTA recognises that although around half of all tax academics in Australia and New Zealand are women, women are underrepresented at the higher 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.

It has therefore been decided to offer 1 scholarship each year 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.

Academics must make a case for the funding on the basis that they have no, or inadequate funding from their home university. The successful applicant would commit to present a paper at the conference, with the intention that it would be turned into a ranked (either ABDC or law appropriate) publication. Both the conference paper and publication would state that the author was supported by the ATTA Promoting Women in Tax Academia Scholarship. The successful applicant will be mentored by a senior woman tax academic in order to assist them towards gaining this publication. This mentor will not be a co-author.

Please submit your application using the form attached in the ATTA’s newsletter by Wednesday 30 August 2017 if you wish to be considered for the scholarship.

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

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 within approximately 4 weeks after the closing date. Its decision will be final.

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