2020 Queensland Women in STEM Prize

Stage: Winner announcement date TBA


Applications are to be made online via Thinkable and must include:

1.      TITLE – Short title of project/area of work

2.      SUMMARY – Short, plain English summary of work (maximum 150 words)

3.      BENEFIT – Description of the benefit of work to Queensland (maximum 500 words)

4.      ENGAGEMENT – Description of any STEM promotion/engagement activities including both scientific and non-scientific audiences (maximum 500 words)

5.      SHORT CV – Including full name, address and contact information and summarising experience. Career stage will be taken into consideration by the judging panel (maximum 500 words) 

6.      VIDEO – An introduction to the entrant, their work and STEM promotion/engagement activities. 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.


The 2020 Queensland Women in STEM Prize is open to any person who:

  • identifies as a woman; and 
  • works in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field including professional, scientist, researcher or student from any company, institute, government, university, not-for-profit or educational institution; and
  • resides and undertakes STEM activities/research in Queensland; and
  • is within the early or mid-stages of their STEM career. “Early Career” is defined as fewer than five years in a STEM field. “Mid-Career” is defined as fewer than twelve years in a STEM field.
  • to be eligible for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Jury Award the Entrant must identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.


The Jury Award and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Jury Award will be judged by a panel.

Judges will assess entries on the following criteria:

  1. Well-articulated/communicated summary and video about your work in STEM
  2. Positive impact and relevance of your work to advancing Queensland
  3. Evidence of and a passion for communication and community engagement to promote awareness and understanding in your STEM field.

 Funding Available