Diverse STEM scheme opens
The Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) has opened applications for its new women in STEM program.
The Elevate: Boosting women in STEM program is funded by the Australian Government, and will award up to 500 undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships to women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) over the next six years.
The program encourages women to pursue education and careers in STEM and offer opportunities to extend qualifications, networks and professional skills in STEM and business. Three categories of scholarship are available for study in all STEM disciplines: Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Leadership.
ATSE CEO Kylie Walker says she wants a diverse and broad range of girls and women to apply and pursue education and careers in STEM.
“Diversity builds strength and is crucial to the future of science, technology, engineering, and innovation in Australia. More women in discovery and innovation will build the resilience, capability and breadth of Australian research and innovation,” she said.
“As well as generous scholarships to support undergraduate and post-graduate university education, the Elevate program will provide targeted professional development, mentoring, and cross-sector networking that will ensure scholars graduate with career-building knowledge and skills, connections and relationships.
“Elevate will propel women into senior STEM leadership positions, boosting women’s voices in decision-making and future-shaping in industry and academia.
“To lay the foundations for an Australian future that has a sustainable and prosperous economy, society, and environment, we need a broad range of people equipped to solve problems through creativity, collaboration and innovation.”
The Elevate program is open to all prospective students who identify as women. ATSE particularly encourages applicants from individuals who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; LGBTQIA+; individuals from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds; low-socioeconomic backgrounds; individuals from regional or rural areas or those living with a disability.
Diversity, inclusion, and achievement relative to opportunity will be considered in the assessment and selection process.
More details are accessible here.