Applications for #TeamHB5
are now open!

#TeamHB5 will welcome 80 women of all ages from around the world, as we build towards our vision of a global collaboration of 1000 women with a background in STEMM.
#TeamHB5 will be connected with the 331 women from our first four cohorts, who represent some 40 countries across the globe.

For a glimpse into life as a Homeward Bound participant, check out the videos below.

What you need to know before you apply:


  • Applications close at 10am on 10 April 2019 (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time).
  • Please be prepared, and allow enough time, to complete and submit your application in one sitting – there is no option to save and come back to it. To help with your preparations, you can click here to see the overview of the application form, plus the main questions you’ll need to answer.
  • You have the option of printing your completed application prior to submission. You will also receive an automated email once your application has been successfully submitted; this will include a PDF copy of your application, for your future reference.
  • We will be contacting you with the results of your application via email on 25th June 2019. We will also advise you by email of any unforeseen delays in the process. Please check your junk folder in the event that you do not receive any emails from Homeward Bound around this time.

Are you ready and eligible?


Before proceeding with your application, please read the Homeward Bound #5 Application FAQs document, which contains important information – including eligibility criteria – for your consideration.

Read this before applying: HB5 Information pack and FAQs.

Next, a reminder that, as part of your application submission, you will be asked to upload a 3-page curriculum vitae (CV) and provide a link to a 2-minute ‘elevator pitch’ video that you will be posting on YouTube.

Details on how to upload the video are included in the application form (and in application overview); however, you will need to have your video already prepared before you start your application. To help you with this, apart from the information provided in the overview document, an alumna of our HB1 program, Dr Heidi Steltzer, has made a video with some useful tips, which you can view here.

If you are ready to take the final step
and begin your application:

Special note to residents of China and any other countries with restricted access to mainstream online platforms (e.g. Google, Facebook): If you have trouble accessing/submitting your application, please contact the Homeward Bound Program Coordinator;  we also advise submitting your application as early as possible before applications close, in case there are any accessibility/submission issues that need to be resolved.


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