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Tuesday, 26 March 1985
Page: 851

(Question No. 2)

Senator Bolkus asked the Minister representing the Minister for Science, upon notice, on 22 February 1985:

(1) What proportion of the 50 post-doctoral research fellowships announced by the Minister for Science and Technology on 24 October 1984 were awarded to women.

(2) What proportion of the applications for such fellowships were made by women scholars.

Senator Button —The Minister for Science has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

Applicants for National Research Fellowships are not required to state their sex. Based on the information available:

(1) 4 per cent.

(2) 9 per cent.