2019 Queensland Women in STEM Prize

Stage: Submissions Open

WHAT PRIZES ARE AVAILABLE?

The 2019 Queensland Women in STEM Prize offers three cash prizes of $5,000:

  • Jury Award determined by a judging panel
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Jury Award determined by a judging panel
  • People’s Choice Award determined by public vote

WHAT DOES EARLY/MID CAREER MEAN?

Early-career is defined as fewer than five years in a STEM profession.

Mid-career is defined as fewer than twelve years in a STEM profession.

CAN I APPLY AS A TEAM?

Applications must be submitted by an individual. Teams are ineligible to apply.

Entrants working as part of a team are encouraged to apply as an individual by focusing their application on their contribution to the team project.

I ENTERED LAST YEAR, CAN I APPLY AGAIN?

Previous winners of the Queensland Women in STEM Prize are ineligible.

If you have entered a previous Queensland Women in STEM Prize, but did not receive an award, you are welcome (and encouraged!) to enter again.

WHAT ARE THE KEY DATES?

Submissions open 10 December 2018

Submissions close 5pm 26 February 2019

People’s Choice voting commences 9am 27 February 2019

Jury judging commences 9am 27 February 2019

People’s Choice voting concludes 5pm 13 March 2019

Jury judging concludes 5pm 13 March 2019

Finalists notified 18 March 2019

Winners announced 24 March 2019 

HOW DO I CREATE A VIDEO?

Contact your organisation's media and communications department who can help in producing and creating your research video.

Do it yourself using Thinkable's guide.

Or sign up to our free training sessions, being offered in Townsville and Brisbane in February 2019. 

REMEMBER, the judges will be considering the strength of your content and ideas and your ability to articulate your work in STEM, not video production skills.

Please note, once you create your video, Thinkable now only accepts embedding videos (it doesn't allow uploading an hosting). This can be done via most video hosting sites like Youtube, Vimeo, Google Drive etc.

WHAT IS WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL BRISBANE?

Hailed by The New York Times as ‘a new cultural institution’, the World Science Festival has been held annually in New York for more than a decade.

Queensland Museum holds exclusive licence to host World Science Festival in the Asia Pacific 2016-21, the only global extension of this hugely popular initiative.

World Science Festival Brisbane explores and celebrates the entanglement of science and art through a curated program of thought-provoking conversations, inspiring theatrical and cinematic experiences, interactive workshops and engaging demonstrations.

Each March, science ventures out of the laboratory and into the streets of Brisbane and regional Queensland, bringing communities together to explore science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the arts.

For more information, visit our website.

WHO IS BHP FOUNDATION?

The BHP Foundation works to address some of the most critical global sustainable development challenges facing our generation.

By working in partnership with others we seek to raise the bar, find new solutions and set new standards for the future.

We are a charity funded by BHP, a leading global resources company, and through our programs we address challenges that are directly relevant to the resources sector. In Australia the Foundation’s work is centred on Indigenous governance and harnessing the potential of young people, with a particular focus on the underrepresentation of women and Indigenous peoples in STEM careers.

For more information, visit our website.

 Funding Available

$15,000

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