Science Meets Parliament 2021 Scholarships

Science & Technology Australia is offering eight scholarships to the 21st anniversary Science meets Parliament this year, to be held virtual from 2 March to 1 April 2021.

Science meets Parliament brings Australian scientists and technologists together for professional development, networking, and to meet 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 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people
  • 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)
  • Technology scholarships for STEM practitioners working in the technologically based areas of engineering and information technology

Scholarships will cover full registration including the national gala dinner (if recipient located in one of the host cities), one-on-one mentoring from a previous delegate and attendance to the ‘Becoming an online influencer’ webinar (exclusive to scholarship recipients and supporters).

Applications can be made at 

Please note that to be eligible for these scholarships you must be a member of or employed by an STA member organisation

Applications will close on 17 February 2021, with recipients to be contacted by 23 February and an announcement made shortly after.

For organisations interested in supporting one or more scholarships through sponsorship please get in touch with us at