2019 Queensland Women in STEM Prize

Stage: Submissions Open

From astrophysics to brain research, drones, agritech and industrial biotechnology Queensland is at the forefront of scientific innovation.

Every day, our internationally-renowned female leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are applying their expertise to contribute to economic prosperity and enhance community wellbeing.

The 2019 Queensland Women in STEM Prize recognises the valuable contribution of Queensland women working in STEM careers.

This state-wide competition is open to early to mid-career women working in STEM careers whose practice benefits Queenslanders.

Three cash prizes of $5,000 are available:

  • Jury Award awarded to the most meritorious applicant, as determined by a panel of esteemed judges
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Jury Award awarded to to the most meritorious Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicant, as determined by a panel of esteemed judges
  • People’s Choice Award awarded to the applicant with the highest number of public votes.

Previous winners are feeding the world through sustainable livestock production; establishing new manufacturing industries and advancing medical science through drug discovery and improved understanding of immune responses.

To enter, applicants upload a written application and a two minute video here.

Applicants are invited to attend free communication training sessions in Townsville and Brisbane in February 2019 to assist with the entry process. 

Applications are open now and close at 5pm Tuesday 26 February 2019.

Finalists will present their work at a public event during World Science Festival Brisbane 2019.

The 2019 Queensland Women in STEM Prize is presented by Queensland MuseumQueensland Government and BHP Foundation

Sponsors

 Funding Available

$15,000

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