Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM Scholarships

From 01 Oct 2022 to 31 Aug 2023

Applications are open for the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering's Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM program. The program will award up to 500 undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships to women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) over six years. In addition to providing financial support, the program aims to address gender inequities in STEM through fostering more women-led industry-academia collaborations in applied research and business, growing professional skills of women in STEM and by propelling women into leadership.

To be eligible, an applicant must identify as a woman or non-binary person, be enrolling as a domestic student and be planning to undertake a STEM degree or higher studies to improve business acumen at an Australian university, commencing in 2024

ATSE particularly encourages applications from individuals who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; individuals from regional, rural or remote areas; LGBTQIA+; individuals from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds; low-socioeconomic backgrounds; or those living with a disability. Diversity, inclusion, and achievement relative to opportunity will be considered in the assessment and selection process.



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.

We offer:

  • 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.


VIC, Clayton

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.



MYOB's DevelopHer Program

From 06 May 2021 to 16 May 2021

MYOB’s DevelopHer program offers opportunities for women and people who identify as female to enter the world of software development. With a paid scholarship, a salary while you gain a qualification at RMIT and a permanent role on offer, it’s the perfect way to set-up a career in tech.

Learn more about the DevelopHer program at the upcoming webinar Tuesday 11 May 12pm: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3139006/7783E1190F0324DE5A7792AE165B05C8?partnerref=stemdir

Apply for the DevelopHer via the link below



Franklin Women

Franklin Women is a community of women working in health and medical research related careers. Our aim is to bring together like-minded women to create opportunities for networking, personal and professional development and career progression, both in and outside of academia.