Resources and Opportunities
Discover resources and opportunities available to support women in STEM across their careers and promote gender equity.
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Authentic Leadership Summit For STEMM
From 26 May 2022 to 27 May 2022
Dive in with us and join our 2-day virtual global summit of brilliant minds in STEMM sharing their stories of being Authentic Leaders in their field. This Global Summit is focusing on Inspiration, Innovation and Authenticity. You can pop in and out of the sessions - no need to be there for 2 full days. Replays available for a year. Profits go the Nawa Asha Griha School to educate and feed street children in Nepal.
We have the likes of Professor Bronwyn Fox (Chief Scientist CSIRO, Australia), Kate Gray (Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, investor), Professor Didith Rodrigo (President-elect of the Asia Pacific Society for Computers in Education, Philippines), Delia Perry (Podcaster, USA), Linda Belzile Buisson (Senior Leadership Results Strategist, Coach and Mentor, Robbins Research International, Norway), Nicole Thakuri-Wick (Lead of Nawa Asha Griha, Nepal), Monique Rhodes (Happiness Strategist, New Zealand), AND MANY MORE... including medical specialists, academics, researchers, mindset coaches, social entrepreneurs, from all over the globe!
Be a part of the growing global tribe of STEMM Heroes who are willing to challenge the status quo and be change agents to empower greatness for all.
Live and Lead Authentically!
Women in Data Science (WiDS) Hobart 2022
From 07 Mar 2022 to 07 Mar 2022
Women in Data Science (WiDS) Hobart 2022 is an independent event organised by Lisa Craw and Denisse Fierro Arcos, PhD students at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). WiDS Hobart coincides with the annual global WiDS Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. All genders are invite to attend WiDS regional events, which feature outstanding women doing outstanding work.
Through WiDS Hobart 2022 we aim to inspire participants about data science and its applications, by getting an insight into the careers and experience of women in the field. We also aim to support women in data science locally and nationally by highlighting their amazing work.
WiDS Hobart 2022 will feature a discussion panel centered around the question: "How has your career journey been so far?". Our panelists will share their experiences, opportunities, and hurdles they have encountered along the way. This will be followed by a moderated Q&A session where members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Our panelists include:
- Miranda Hunt, Senior Quality Assurance Engineer at Echoview Software
- Dr. Paola Petrelli, Data Manager at the Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX)
- Mars Buttfield Addison, PhD candidate and software engineer at IMAS/CSIRO
- Dr. Chloe MacKellah, Climate Scientist at CSIRO
- Dr. Chen Zhao, post-doctoral researcher focusing on ice sheet models
Everyone is welcome to WiDS Hobart 2022, regardless of their gender. This event will be offered in a hybrid format.
Participants have the opportunity to join us in-person at the Aurora Theatre, IMAS Building, Salamanca. or online via Zoom.
Invitation to STEMterview series!
From 13 Oct 2021 to 28 Feb 2022
STEMcognito is a not-for-profit STEM communication video platform hosting expert-made STEM talks and video presentations. STEMcognito is inviting STEM Women to be interviewed and featured in our STEMterview series! Chat about your research with Dr Sarah Wettsdadt in a friendly atmosphere! This is a unique opportunity to increase impact, visibility, chances of getting funding for yourself and your institution! The interview is recorded on Zoom, is not live and everything can be edited, upon request. If you are interested, you can check out previous conversations here: https://stemcognito.org/content-type/stemterview/ and fill an interview request form here: https://stemcognito.org/formats/featured-in-stemterviews/.
A Guide for Women in STEM: Closing the Gender Gap
Due to a variety of contributing factors, women are represented three times less than males in these industries. Since 1991, the number of women in STEM has steadily declined from its high of 36% to 25% in 2015. Women are in need of more resources to be successful in these fields. Within this guide are a multitude of reasons to close the gender gap, resources for overcoming the biggest challenges in STEM, scholarships for women pursuing science degrees, and inspiring female role models.
STEM Sisters Workshops
From 09 Sep 2021 to 14 Oct 2021
STEM Sisters is a group of diverse yet like-minded women international students and migrants committed to diversity and inclusion in the STEM fields. The goal - to ensure culturally and lingually diverse (CALD) women have the ability to pursue their professional goals.
Now more than ever, it is important to be a part of a community that understands your lived experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields.
So why not join? There are no memberships, fees or requirements. Attend an event, join the LinkedIn Group, to become a member. As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on our volunteers' generosity in managing our initiatives. If you also wish to support us, we welcome you to be a STEM Sisters volunteer.
Our next two free workshops are Approaching STEM Employers with Confidence on the 9th of September, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm via Zoom; and STEM Resume and Cover Letter on the 14th of October, 2021 from 4pm to 5pm via Zoom.
Register and join the STEM Sisters community.
PhD scholarships with FLEET
From 19 Jul 2021 to 28 Jun 2024
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) is using novel technologies based on atomically thin materials to reduce the energy used by electronics.
We always seek talented students with interests in Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Materials Engineering and other equivalent fields. PhD positions are offered across FLEET’s seven nodes in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane, find more information on the PhD projects offered at each FLEET node here.
- Generous PhD stipend and top-up scholarships to high performing students
- Internships and research opportunities with our global partners
- A comprehensive support program for women working with FLEET
Applications for PhD projects are always open. To apply, please fill in the Expression of Interest form.
Independent Director – NCI Advisory Board
From 15 Jun 2021 to 16 Jul 2021
NCI Australia is one of the nation’s leading high-performance computing facilities, as well as one of Australia’s largest research data repositories and home of its most integrated data services. NCI Australia provides these world-class services to Australian science, government and industry, thereby enabling nationally significant research projects that couldn’t otherwise be undertaken.
The ideal candidates for the roles of independent director will:
- be prepared to commit to the strategic vision of NCI Australia,
- have experience in leadership, strategic planning and high-level decision making, and
- have knowledge of the digital economy, big data and data technologies.
Experience in genomics and related big data informatics, or a background and expertise in high performance computing and associated big data needs of academia would be highly regarded.
Meetings are generally held four times a year in Canberra with travel expenses and a Directors fee of $1066 per meeting based on the daily rate derived from the Remuneration Tribunal (Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Part-time Public Office) Determination for the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board, effective April 2021. Meeting participation may be by videoconference as appropriate under any applicable state or territory COVID-19 arrangements.
NCI Australia values diversity, including gender diversity, and is committed to working toward gender parity on the NCI Advisory Board, and to this end strongly encourages suitable qualified women and gender diverse people to express their interest in this opportunity.
Term of appointment: 2 years (renewable).
For further information and/or to discuss the position please contact Dr Greg Ayers - Chair, NCI Advisory Board (greg [at] ayersy.net.au)
Expressions of Interest (A cover letter and current resume) should be sent to: director.nci [at] anu.edu.au by Friday 16 July.
STEMcognito – STEM communication video platform to enable and develop outreach skills and promote Australian EMCRs’ skills, research and careers worldwide.
STEMcognito is a new public engagement video communication platform. STEMcognito aims to become a trusted repository of validated scientific and academic video content, in a user-friendly, well-designed environment. STEMcognito allows viewers to choose from four main subjects and several subfields, with differing levels of complexity, thereby ensuring widespread public engagement opportunities. Additionally, our platform supports scientific communication skills development, with the opportunity for researchers to experience live feedback from the public and fellow professionals, thus widening the impact of the platform. A key goal of the project is to promote a culture of discussion around STEM research and to inspire researchers to both connect with a lay audience and with one another. Thus, STEMcognito is the only platform that supports outreach (expert to a non-expert) and “inreach” (expert to expert) communication, with the aim of bringing scientists and non-scientists closer together. STEMcognito gives voice to researchers and eliminates costly stages of specialist video production (such as animations or dubbing). It encourages researchers to fully exploit their existing resources, such as conference presentations. Thus, STEMcognito supports the enhanced use of precious intellectual resources and enhances public engagement with up-to-date scientific content. STEMcognito is free from time zone and location limitations. Australian EMCRs are often penalised for being in different time zones than many of their global colleagues, with inconvenient scheduling making it difficult to follow live seminars or webinars. By depositing videos on STEMcognito, Australian EMCRs will gain access to and be able to distribute their own scientific presentations asynchronously, allowing them to engage better with scientific colleagues.
Opportunities in OPTIMA
From 31 Jul 2021 to 31 Jan 2025
PhD opportunity in OPTIMA
The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre in Optimisation Technologies, Integrated Methodologies, and Applications (OPTIMA) is seeking applications for ten ARC fully-funded PhD projects with generous top-up scholarships.
We're looking for talented students with a background in mathematics, computer science, statistics, economics, engineering or other related fields. These positions are offered across OPTIMA's nodes located at Monash University, Clayton or The University of Melbourne, Parkville. Projects will be available from June 2021 onwards.
PhD projects are 3.5 years, including at least a one-year equivalent industry placement, the timing of which can be negotiated.
An expression of interest must be submitted before prospective PhD students are invited to apply for admission through their selected university. Before applying, please read the OPTIMA node universities' admission requirements, as a PhD will not be offered if you do not meet them. You can visit our LinkedIn page for more information on the projects (linkedin.com/company/optima-arc).
OPTIMA are also seeking Postdoctoral Research Fellows – find out more here.