How do I enter?

Applications are to be made online through this website and must include:

  1. TITLE – Short title of your project or area of work
  2. SUMMARY – A short, plain English summary of the work you do (max 150 words)
  3. BENEFIT – A description of the benefit of your work to Queensland (max 500 words)
  4. ROLE MODEL – Why do you think you are a good role model for women and girls aspiring to work in STEM? (max 500 words)
  5. ENGAGEMENT – Describe any STEM promotion or engagement activities that you have undertaken, including both scientific and non-scientific audiences, particularly with women and girls (maximum 500 words)
  6. SHORT CV – Summarise your career experience, noting career stage will be taken into consideration by the judging panel. Your CV will not be published online (maximum 500 words).
  7. VIDEO – Briefly introduce yourself and your area of work, as well as answering this question: how do you already, or what do you plan to do, to inspire women and girls to work in STEM fields? The video must be no longer than two minutes and suitable for a general (non-scientific) audience. Judging will be based on the quality of the video content, not video production.

Am I eligible?

The 2022 Queensland Women in STEM Prize is open to any person who:

  • identifies as a woman; and
  • works or studies in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field; and
  • resides and undertakes STEM activities or research in Queensland; and
  • is within the first 12 years of their STEM career (not including career breaks or coursework degrees).

To be eligible for the Breaking Barriers Award the entrant must also identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, as having a disability (as defined under the Disability Services Act 2006), or be a carer (as defined under the Carers (Recognition) Act 2008).

For further information please read the Conditions of Entry and the FAQs page.

How will my entry be judged? 

All awards will be judged by a panel of experts.

The panel will assess entries on the following criteria:

  1. Positive impact and relevance of your work to advancing Queensland
  2. Evidence of and a passion for communication and community engagement to promote awareness and understanding in your STEM field
  3. Clear support for advancing women and girls in STEM fields
  4. Well-articulated application, including your video submission.
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