According to UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) Data, less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women. In Australia, 28% 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 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 with a CQC²T supervisor at one of our Australian partner universities.

Our Australian partner universities include 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.

CQC²T top-up scholarships provide financial support and mentorship for the next generation of female scientists to join our research initiatives and truly shape the future.

  • 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!

The 21st century is undoubtedly the quantum information century. Join our team at CQC²T and develop powerful new technologies that will play a key role in furthering our capacity
to deal with complex health, technological, defence and environmental issues.

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

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

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For more information on the CQC²T university Honours and PhD programs see below:

The Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology values a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment. We seek to promote passion in the field of quantum technologies across the entirety of Australian society.