Productivity and employee engagement

Equity Fellowships Evaluation 2013

Client:  Equal Opportunity Unit, University of Sydney

This report presents the findings from the evaluation of the 2012 Equity Fellowships, administered by the University of Sydney. The fellowships are focused on equity of opportunity and are intended to assist particular groups of academic staff, such as women ready to seek higher level academic promotion, those who have or previously experienced a significant disability, and those whose careers have been interrupted by sustained primary caring duties, to enhance, develop, or re-establish their research careers. Based on semi-structured interviews with fellowship recipients, the evaluation offers some broad insights about the effectiveness of key operational elements, and establishes the ongoing need and importance of the Fellowship schemes.