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UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW64)

New York, USA | March 2020


Curtin University is supporting a Global Voices Scholarship for a student to attend the 2020 UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW64). The Scholarship Program includes attendance at 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. 

Scholarship Program Components:

  • Global Voices Policy Fellowship

  • Canberra Pre-Departure Briefings Program

  • Attendance at the 2020 UN Commission on the Status of Women.

The Policy Fellowship allows the successful applicant to develop research, analysis and policy-writing skills through developing 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. 

The Scholarship is fully funded and includes all domestic and international flights, accommodation, breakfasts, visas, insurance, and registration fees.

Eligibility Requirements

The Global Voices Scholarship is open to all Curtin students. 

Candidates must also be: 

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Aged 18 to 30 years

  • Available to travel to Canberra and New York City for the specified dates

  • Able to commit 5 hours a week to completing the Policy Fellowship


Applications Close: Midnight AEDT, Sunday 4 August

Applicants Informed of Outcome: Mid-August

Canberra Pre-Departure Briefings: Tuesday 10 - Thursday 12 September 2019

UN Commission on the Status of Women: Saturday 7 - Saturday 14 March 2020

Before applying, please download and read the Application Instruction Pack.

Applications Close: Midnight AEDT, Sunday 4 August