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Scholarship details

2022 - Global Voices UN Commission on the Status of Women Scholarship

Status: Open

Applications open: 23/07/2021
Applications close: 22/08/2021

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About this scholarship

Disclaimer Information - This scholarship is offered and administered by our partner, Global Voices. The information and timeline may be updated in accordance with their update / advice.

Please note the timelines have been updated due to the current pandemic outbreak.

Curtin University is supporting a position for a student to participate in the 2021 UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Global Voices Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program includes participation in both a domestic and international delegation, as well as private meetings with subject matter and policy experts, esteemed academics, Commonwealth Government Departmental Secretaries, Members of the Australian Parliament, and leaders of civil-society and private organisations. 

This scholarship provides an exciting opportunity for you to develop your policy writing skills, create strong industry connections, and network with like minded young Australians from across the country.

  • Scholarship Program Components:
  • Global Voices Policy Fellowship
  • Canberra Briefings Program
  • Participation in the UN Commission on the Status of Women in 2022

The Policy Fellowship allows the successful applicant to develop research, analysis and policy-writing skills through writing a policy paper related to the delegation agenda. Your paper will include specific recommendations for domestic policy application.

The Scholarship is ideal for students with an interest in gender equality, social and economic policy, human rights, and international development. The Program has a strong international element so we encourage young Australians with a global perspective to apply. 

Global Voices is a not-for profit organisation that is committed in nurturing the next generation of Australian leaders by providing practical experience in foreign policy and international relations. Since their establishment in 2011, over two-hundred young people were supported by Global Voices to attend over fifty international summits to represent Australia.

  • Current Students
  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses
    • Engineering courses
    • Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Curtin students wanting to study overseas
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Merit Based

The scholarship place is fully funded by Curtin University and includes all domestic flights, accommodation, breakfasts, visas, insurance, and registration fees.

Scholarship Details


Thematic Focus: Gender equality, development, public policy, business, economics, environment, indigenous recognition, education and health.

Study Area: Culture, Language and Indigenous, education, Health, Business, Management and Law; Agriculture, Environment and Sustainability

The Global Voices Scholarship is open to Curtin University students. Candidates must be:

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Aged 18 to 30
  • Available to travel to Canberra for the specified dates
  • Available to attend the 2022 UN Commission on the status of Women for the specified dates
  • Able to commit 5 hours a week to the program

This scholarship is ideal for students with an interest in gender equality, women's empowerment and international development. The program has a strong international element so we encourage young Australians with a global perspective to apply.  The successful candidate will be capable and confident presenting to groups, enjoy team work and have excellent communication skills.


Application process

Program Timeline

  • Applications Open: 23 July 2021
  • Applications Close: 11:59 PM, Sunday 22 August 2021 AEST
  • Applicants Informed of Outcome: Early September
  • Canberra Briefings (Virtual): 28-29 September 2021
  • Canberra Briefings (In-person): 23-26 November 2021
  • UN Commission on the Status of Women (Virtual): Monday 14 - Friday 25 March 2022

* Shortlisted applicants must undertake a phone or Skype interview with a member of the Global Voices Executive Team. You must be available early to mid-August 2019.


How to apply

Applications must be lodged via Global Voices - UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) website by 11.59pm AEST on Sunday 22 August 2021

Before you apply, please download and read the application pack at Global Voices' website. 

In addition to providing information on your previous professional and academic experience, you are required to submit a personal statement and a policy proposal as part of your application. If successful, your proposal will become the basis of your final policy paper and familiarise you with the core themes of the summit. For more information, please click the above Global Voices website.


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Further Information

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The above website provides information regarding the program, application process, FAQ and contact via online portal.

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