25 October 2021

Kickstart your scientific career

We’ve opened entries for the 2022 PERSOLKELLY Future Scientist Award, connecting budding scientists to innovative employers.

PERSOLKELLY recognises how difficult it can be to get your first job in science industry, so we’ve created the opportunity for graduates to represent themselves in person to potential scientific employers, get their foot in the laboratory door and kickstart their scientific career.

The rundown

The PERSOLKELLY Future Scientist Award offers science graduates the opportunity to:

  • Showcase themselves to a group of employers from Australia’s leading scientific companies
  • Get advice on how to present and prepare for interviews from our specialist Scientific recruiters
  • Be in the running to win $1000

The history

Research shows that science and mathematics graduates experience some of the worst full-time work outcomes, with 64.6 per cent in full-time employment four months after graduation.

PERSOLKELLY’s team wanted to change those numbers and use their expertise in hiring scientific staff to create meaningful opportunities for young scientists.

In 2016, the PERSOLKELLY Future Scientist Award was launched, aimed at recognising the achievements of budding scientists across Australia, highlighting their contributions to the scientific community, and helping progress them from graduate to employee.

How it works

The Future Scientist Award provides a platform for the best and brightest up-and-coming scientists to present their ideas with leaders in the industry.

With a focus on encouraging innovation and excellence, the award gives applicants the opportunity to kickstart their career, and to boost employment opportunities by connecting them with the leaders of the scientific industry.

After applying, the PERSOLKELLY scientific team selects the finalists for each state. Finalists will be invited to present their goals, ideas and plans for the future of science to industry leaders and innovators at a panel in their state in February 2022.

Submissions are open now – apply online today.

Who can apply?

The Future Scientist Award is open to applications from those in the final semester of, or graduated in the last 12  months from a Bachelor of Science, BSc Hons, MSc or PhD (science discipline).

To win the 2022 Future Scientist Award you must complete an online application, including uploading a current resume, your academic record to date, and tell us why you think you should be the Future Scientist Award winner.

Apply for the 2022 Future Scientist Award today!