Applications are open for the inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander STEM Professional Award, part of the Indigenous STEM Education Project, funded by BHP Billiton Foundation and managed by CSIRO.
This award recognises and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander STEM professionals who are making significant contributions to their field by establishing, managing or undertaking key STEM initiatives, programs and/or research.
The winner will serve as an Indigenous STEM Education ambassador and receive opportunities to build their career profile through media and conference speaking opportunities to the value of $20,000.
Four finalists will be chosen and promoted as positive role models for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across the country for the duration of the Indigenous STEM Education Project.
Nominations for this award may be completed by members of the community, academics, and other STEM professionals or may be self-nominated.
To be eligible for this award the nominee must:
- identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
- hold a tertiary qualification
- be making significant contributions to key STEM initiatives, programs and/or research
- be able to demonstrate suitability and capacity to act as a role model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
- be endorsed by two referees.
Applications opened Monday 12 September and close Sunday 16 October 2016.
Go to the CSIRO website for more information and to download an application form.