MSE Family Assistance Grant for Conference/Meeting Travel

Conferences and meetings are an excellent way for professionals to network and increase their visibility. While they’re great for research collaboration, co-authorship and grant applications, it can be difficult to find someone to look after the family while you’re away. That’s why the School is offering grants to academic staff to offset child-care related expenses. Academic staff who are primary carers of pre-school and school-aged children (up to Year 10) are eligible to apply.

Visit the MSE Intranet to learn how to apply for the Grant (staff only access).

Baby and parent rooms to support families at work

Parent rooms are available on campus. View a list of parent room locations for students and staff.

Flexible working hours and leave arrangements

We encourage people with family responsibilities to work flexible hours to achieve a more balanced life. Eligible staff can also apply for maternity and paternity leave and return to flexible working arrangements.

Read more about your options on the Careers at Melbourne website.