Resources and Opportunities
Discover resources and opportunities available to support women in STEM across their careers and promote gender equity.
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Eureka Prizes 2021
Until 28 May 2021
The annual Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are now open for nominations, honouring excellence across the areas of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement, and school science.
This year, 16 prizes will be awarded across the categories of Research and Innovation, Leadership, Science Engagement, and School Science. It's a great opportunity to enter yourself for a prize, nominate a colleague, or both!
Evaluating the Future You campaign
Future You is a campaign from our friends at the Office of the Women in STEM Ambassador to introduce young people to the vast array of STEM career options and breaking down gender stereotypes about who works in STEM.
The team has evaluated the pilot stages of the campaign to see how it's changing awareness, interest and gender perceptions of STEM careers
Australian Science Policy Fellowships now open for 2021–22
Until 26 Apr 2021
The Office of the Chief Scientist has opened applications for the 2021–22 cohort of Fellows to grow the diversity of expertise in the Australian Public Service. You can find more info, including how to apply and profiles of previous Fellows, on its website.
UNESCO report on gender equality
UNESCO has published a global study on gender equality in scientific research: To be smart, the digital revolution will need to be inclusive. The report reinforces the challenges faced by women in STEM-related fields, highlights a forecast shortage in skills for Industry 4.0 and calls for more comprehensive data on gender trends.
Engineers Australia Gender in Diversity Awards
From 15 Mar 2021 to 01 Sep 2021
The Gender Diversity awards promote national engineering excellence and the contribution women in engineering make to the community. These awards seek to identify, recognise and reward companies that strive towards national engineering excellence in encouraging gender diversity.
- Most outstanding company in Gender Diversity
- Most ambitious company in Gender Diversity
- Most encouraging student or non-profit Group in Gender Diversity
Nominations close 1 September 2021
Click here to nominate or learn more about the awards and the past winner
Women's Agenda Leadership Awards
Until 31 Mar 2021
The annual Women's Agenda Leadership Awards are once again open for nominations. If you know an emerging leader who identifies as female and uses inclusive, collaborative, compassionate and courageous leadership to blaze a trail, we encourage you to nominate her, or you also can nominate yourself.
Report from the Engineering Australia Taskforce
Professor Deborah Corrigan and Dr Kathleen Aikens from Monash University have released their report titled Barriers to Participation in Engineering and The Value of Interventions to Improve Diversity. This comprehensive report looks at the many contexts for women's participation in engineering and the barriers that are present, and suggests potential interventions to increase participation.
Expert FindHer Resources Directory
The Expert FindHer Resources Directory is a directory of relevant programs, funding sources, networks, mentors and tools to support women entrepreneurs. Initially launched in June 2020, the updated directory now has over 400 resources including 85 STEM related resources! We encourage you to click through and read more.
2022 Australian Academy of Science nominations now open
From 25 Feb 2021 to 01 May 2021
The annual Australian Academy of Science (AAS) awards are open for nomination and application and support and shine a light on researchers who are making outstanding contributions to science and progressing the advancement of science in Australia.
Awards include the 2022 honorific awards and support for research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships.
The AAS is seeking applications and nominations of outstanding scientists from all career stages, backgrounds and genders across its various awards, and strongly encourages more nominations of women for all awards, in particular the premier, career and mid-career honorific awards. You can review all of the award options on this Awards poster 2022.
All honorific award nominations close 1 May 2021.
All research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships applications close 1 June 2021.