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Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 09:15

2019 Queensland Women in STEM Prize

Recognising the valuable contribution of Queensland women working in science, technology, engineering or mathematics careers. 

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

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

PhD and Masters students or women who have been in a STEM profession for less than 12 years are eligible to apply.

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 productionestablishing new manufacturing industries and advancing medical science through drug discovery and improved understanding of immune responses.

Applicants are invited to attend a free communication training session will be held on 12 February 2019. 

Intended to give applicants the best possible chance of success, this session will be held at BHP (480 Queen Street, Brisbane) on Tuesday 12 February 2019, from 9:30am-3pm.

Register here

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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 MuseumOffice of the Queensland Chief ScientistOffice for Women and BHP Foundation.