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.

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

As part 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 (3 year PhD Scholarships and 1 year Hons 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 1 year

Apply: Collate the following things - CQC²T Equity Scholarship Application Form  + your CV + your most recent academic transcript 

Contact for submissions: UNSW Quantum Computing CQC2T on