Science & Technology Australia is offering six scholarships to the 20th anniversary Science meets Parliament this year, to be held in Canberra on 26-27 November 2019.
Science meets Parliament brings around 200 Australian scientists and technologists to Canberra for professional development, networking, and to meet face-to-face with MPs and Senators. It is a highlight of the annual parliamentary calendar and has enhanced mutual understanding between parliamentarians and scientists as well as fostering enduring partnerships and collaborations.
Two (2) Scholarships are open to STEM practitioners in each of the following categories:
- Indigenous STEM Scholarships for people with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage
- STEM Pride scholarships for people who identify as LGBTQI+
- Regional STEM scholarships for STEM practitioners who work in remote or regional Australia (>150km from a major capital city)
Scholarships will cover full registration including the gala dinner in the Great Hall at Parliament House, as well as travel, accommodation, meals and transfers. Financial assistance for childcare is available upon application.
Please note that to be eligible for these scholarships you must be a member of or employed by an STA member organisation. If your organisation would like to become a member please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
The Indigenous STEM Scholarships are proudly supported by the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS). The Regional STEM Scholarships are proudly supported by Croplife Australia and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science.
***EXTENDED*** Applications will now close on Thursday, 15 August 2019, with recipients to be contacted by 28 August 2019 and an announcement made shortly after.