About the 2023 Queensland Women in STEM Prize
The 2023 Queensland Women in STEM Prize recognises the valuable contribution of Queensland women working in STEM careers and aims to inspire women and girls to start and thrive in STEM careers for the benefit of the whole community.
This state-wide competition is open to women working in STEM careers in Queensland who have made an outstanding contribution to STEM fields and who proactively support women and girls in STEM through engagement activities.
Applications are now closed.
To be eligible to enter, applicants must be within the first 15 years of their STEM career and are required to provide a written application and a two-minute video.
The Queensland Women in STEM Prize includes two categories:
1. Judges’ Award ($5,000), presented to a STEM professional who identifies as a woman
2. Breaking Barriers Award ($5,000), presented to a STEM professional who identifies as a woman and:
• is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage; and/or
• has a disability (as defined under the Disability Services Act 2006); and/or
• is a carer (as defined under the Carers (Recognition) Act 2008).
Highly Commended Award(s) will be bestowed at the discretion of the judging to panel to applicant(s) deemed to have demonstrated enthusiasm, dedication and commitment in their chosen field.
The 2023 Queensland Women in STEM Prize is presented by Queensland Museum Network, the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist, and the Office for Women and Violence Prevention.
Watch the 2022 compilation video to:
- hear from some extraordinary Queensland women working in STEM
- learn the benefits of STEM careers including advice for girls and women.