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Women in STEM prize

Showcasing inspiring women working in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) careers whose practice aligns with Queensland’s Science and Research Priorities and has the potential to benefit Queensland.

What's important

  • Two cash prizes of $5,000 are available each year.
  • Applications for 2017 have closed.

About Women in STEM prize

The Queensland Women in STEM competition supports innovation and collaboration between Queensland women in STEM careers.

Queensland's female experts in STEM fields are international leaders and at the forefront of many breakthroughs and discoveries. They are working to make a difference to the wellbeing of individuals and communities locally, nationally and internationally.

The competition identifies female STEM professionals who are making a positive contribution to their individual field and engaging with a broader community. Entrants are supported to further develop their communication skills with a targeted training session.

2017 winners

Winners of the Women in STEM competition were announced during the World Science Festival Brisbane in March 2017.

The winners are:


Applications have closed.

The Queensland Women in STEM competition is open to any person who identifies as a woman and is working in a STEM field, including as a professional, scientist, researcher or student from any company, institute, government, university, not-for-profit or educational institution.

Applicants must be an Australian citizen or a permanent Australian resident, and must reside in Australia at the time of the award.

Read the full eligibilty criteria.

This program is supported by the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist's Engaging Queenslanders in Science strategy and the Office for Women through the Queensland Women's Strategy.

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Last updated
14 June, 2017

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