Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM scholarship program - Research

Applications open
Open now
Applications close
31 August 2023
Payment per year
$25,666 (plus $5,000 up-front) Elevate + $10k UofA top-up (Phd & MPhil)
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 will award up to 500 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 2024. Some business and health options dependent on category.

*The University of Adelaide will contribute a $10k top-up per annum to successful Masters by Research and PhD candidates (the Elevate scholarship is considered a Major Award and can not be held in conjunction with the RTP).

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


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

(or for MPhil or PhD applicants contact the Adelaide Graduate Research School graduate.research@adelaide.edu.au)

How to apply – 2024 Program

Applications close at 5:00pm (AEST) 31 August 2023.

Register for the Information Session on 4 July 2023.

Applications for the Elevate program commencing in 2025 will reopen in early 2024.