Boosting the next generation of women in STEM

Elevate: Boosting women in STEM

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UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2023

Applications for the Elevate Program for 2024 have closed

Thank you for your interest in the Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM Program. Applications for the Elevate Program for 2024 closed at 5:00pm (AEST) on 31st August 2023.

Applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application in November 2023.

Applications for the Elevate program commencing in 2025 will reopen in early 2024. The date and time will be available on the ATSE website. You can also sign up to the mailing list to be notified when applications reopen.

The 2024 information session included an overview of the program’s aims and objectives, tips and tricks for applying for the program, followed by a Q&A session for applicants.


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 and non-binary people in STEM. The Elevate Program aims to address gender inequities in STEM through fostering more women and non-binary led industry-academia collaborations in applied research and business, growing professional skills of women in STEM and propelling women and non-binary people into leadership. 

The Elevate program provides:  

  • A scholarship 
  • Access to events and networking 
  • Mentoring 
  • Ongoing support during scholars’ university studies 

Applications for the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering’s Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM Program commencing in 2024 opened on 1 October 2022.  

Applications for the 2024 Elevate program closed at 5:00pm (AEST) 31 August 2023.  

The Elevate program guidelines outline the Elevate program and scholarship opportunity, the eligibility requirements and selection criteria, the process of and time for application consideration and the expectations of scholars engaging in the program.  

Read the Elevate program guidelines 

2025 Elevate Program 

Applications for the Elevate program commencing in 2025 will reopen in early 2024. The date and time will be available on the ATSE website. You can also sign up to the mailing list to be notified when applications reopen.

Alternative modes of submission 

ATSE is committed to providing inclusive and equitable access to all potential applicants. If for any reason you are unable to submit written responses to the questions in this application form, ATSE will also accept alternative modes of submission. Applicants may prefer to create a video, either of themselves or from images or drawings that they compile. Applicants may also submit applications verbally via an interview with a member of the Elevate team. Applicants must still convey responses to questions as per the application form, as assessors are still required to score applications against a set of three key selection criteria. 

To discuss your options for alternative modes of submission, please contact ATSE at elevate@atse.org.au or call 02 6185 3240. 

Applicants 

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 or higher studies to improve business acumen at an Australian university, commencing in 2024 

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. 

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> Read Elevate program guidelines

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