According to UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) Data, less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women. In Australia, only 16% of women are working in STEM roles with an even smaller percentage working in quantum computing.

CQC²T is committed to attracting, retaining and developing women in STEM.

As part of of our equity and diversity program, we are looking for female PhD and Honours students to join our multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers developing quantum computing and communication technologies of the future.

Our top-up scholarships are available to female candidates that have secured a new PhD or Honours role at one of our Australian partner universities: RMIT University, the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University, UNSW Sydney and Canberra, the University of Technology Sydney, Griffith University and the University of Queensland.

As a successful candidate, you will be supported by a mentor at your chosen university, given access to a wide range of resources to assist with the development of your career and provided with top-up funding to support your education journey.

  • PhD top-up scholarships $5,000AUD per annum for up to 3 years
  • Honours top-up scholarships $1,500AUD for one year

If you are ready to further your career in this exciting field apply now!

Be part of a diverse, collaborative, and supportive team in their mission to advance an exciting and leading-edge field of research.

Our 3-year PhD Scholarship and 1-year Honours Scholarship opportunities commence across all of our locations in 2021.


Applications for the first round close on the 11th January 2021.

Multiple intakes will be considered throughout the year. Please contact Alison Taylor at for further information on submission deadlines.

To apply, simply fill in the application form attached and return all of the below forms to


If you would like to have a confidential discussion, find out more about the specific programs delivered at each one of our collaborating institutions, or speak directly to one of the research team, then please feel free to contact us. Email your enquiry to