CSIRO Women in Energy Scholarships in Australia

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) invites applications for the Women in Energy Scholarships Programme for the academic session 2024/2025. This scholarship aims to promote gender diversity in STEM fields and empower female leaders in energy-related disciplines.

Brief Description:

  • Provider: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • Department: College of Engineering, Science, and Environment
  • Course Level: Bachelor’s degree (Honours)
  • Award: Up to $40,000 over 4 years
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Nationality: Australian citizens
  • Location: Australia

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nationality: Open to Australian citizens
  • Requirements:
    • Enrolled in the 1st year of an eligible engineering degree program at the University of Newcastle.
    • Full-time enrollment status.
    • Attained an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent of 75 or higher.
    • Female gender.
    • Not concurrently holding another University of Newcastle donor-funded or sponsored scholarship.

Acceptable Courses or Subjects: This scholarship is available for students pursuing any of the following eligible engineering programs:

  • Bachelor of Aerospace Systems Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Renewable Energy Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Application Deadline: March 9, 2024

How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates must submit the following required documentation through the university’s application portal:
    • Personal statement outlining academic achievements, career aspirations, and how the scholarship would assist.
    • Free text question expressing interest in associated future opportunities with the donor and/or industry partner.
    • Current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.


  • Recipients will receive $5,000 each semester payable following census dates in April and September.
  • Opportunity for industry placements within the Sponsor’s workplace.
  • Additional 5th year of scholarship for eligible combined programs.

This scholarship program provides support and opportunities for female students in engineering disciplines, contributing to gender diversity and leadership development in the energy sector.

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