Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM scholarship program - Research

Applications open
Open early 2024
Applications close
30 August 2024
Payment per year
Varies - Refer to Elevate website
Up to 3 years for PhD and up to 2 years for MPhil
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
Type of Scholarship
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Financial Need
Rural Regional and Remote Areas
Students with Disabilities
Supplementary Scholarships
Available In
All Faculties
Available To
Future Students
Commencing Students
Continuing Students

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering’s Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM program awards undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships to women in STEM. The Elevate Program aims to address gender inequities in STEM through fostering more women-led industry-academia collaborations in applied research and business, growing professional skills of women in STEM and propelling women into leadership.


Applicants are required to meet three eligibility criteria: 

  • Identify as a woman or non-binary person
  • Be enrolling as a domestic student
  • Be planning to undertake a STEM degree, Masters by Research,  PhD or higher studies to improve business acumen at an Australian university, commencing in 2025. Some business and health options dependent on category.

ATSE particularly encourages applications from individuals who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; individuals from regional, rural or remote areas; LGBTQIA+; individuals from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds; low-socioeconomic backgrounds; or those living with a disability. Diversity, inclusion, and achievement relative to opportunity will be considered in the assessment and selection process.

Applicants currently studying are ineligible for their current degree, however the Elevate Team would be delighted to receive their applications in the future, if the applicant chooses to undertake postgraduate studies or further study to elevate their leadership skills

Further additional criteria apply, dependent on the type of scholarship selected.

Guidelines for the program can be found here

Further information:

Elevate: Boosting women in STEM | ATSE

Join the Information Session on Wednesday 10 July 2024. Register here.


Please direct all inquiries to elevate@atse.org.au