Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering's Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM program (External)

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August 30, 2023
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, and ongoing support during scholars’ university studies.

Applicants are required to meet three eligibility criteria:

  1. Identify as a woman or non-binary person
  2. Be enrolling as a domestic student
  3. 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.

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.

Elevate program guidelines

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 or call 02 6185 3240.

To support the preparation of applications you may wish to review ‘Applying to Elevate’ to understand what selected applications had in common and which additional elements were found in highly ranked applications in 2022.

Applying to Elevate

Applications for the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering's Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM program are open until:

5:00 pm (AEST) 31 August 2023.

Applications can be completed online through the ATSE Elevate program portal.

GoodGrants guide

The Elevate application portal is hosted by GoodGrants. The GoodGrants guide may assist you in registering and completing your application. We encourage applicants to start the application process early, as applications can be saved as you progress through the portal.

GoodGrants Ultimate Guide for Applicants

Applications submitted by 5:00pm (AEST) on 31 August 2023 will be reviewed for scholarships commencing in 2024. Successful applicants will be notified in November 2023. No extensions to the submission deadline can be provided, we encourage applicants to start the application process early, as applications can be saved as you progress through the portal. Late applications cannot be accepted.

Elevate partners

Elevate is administered and delivered by ATSE in collaboration with diverse partners from industry and academia including ATSE’s Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS), DMTC Limited, Cooperative Research Australia, Gemaker, Cicada Innovations, FB Rice, Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN), Science & Technology Australia, Women in STEMM Australia, Indigitek, and Women in Leadership Development Program (WILD).