Women in Biomedical Engineering Scholarship

Award for the Biomedical College

About this Award

The Women in Biomedical Engineering Scholarship acknowledges and promotes a female Biomedical Engineer who is making an outstanding contribution to her profession and professional community. Nominations are made to the College by the biomedical community.

A panel of members from the Board of the Biomedical College of Engineers Australia will judge the scholarship.

2022 Nominations Close 1 August 2022
Eligibility Criteria
Terms and Conditions
Submission Guidelines
Presentation of the Award

Eligibility Criteria

Nominations must include:

  • A CV (max 2 pages)
  • Applicant statement, which describes in 1,000 words or less her contribution to Biomedical Engineering and the professional community. The applicant must state which event she would like to use the scholarship to attend.

Terms and Conditions

Applicants must:

  • be current financial members of Engineers Australia
  • be currently practicing in the field of Biomedical Engineering

Recipient must:

  • Use the scholarship within 12 months on continuous professional development relevant to the recipient’s area of practice.
  • Write a summary on the chosen forum and its benefit to their career. This summary may be published by the College.

Submission Guidelines

You must also provide the following with your submission:

  • Submit the nomination online 
  • Applicant statement
  • Nominee’s current CV including employment history and achievements (max 2 pages)
  • Nominee’s current Biographical Information
  • Nominee’s portrait photo


Presentation of the Award

The prize is the financial contribution up to the value of $2,000. A presentation is made in person to the recipient at an appropriate College event.

2021 Winner

Emily Anderson


Emily is a Biomedical Engineer with extensive experience in both the Defence and Academic sectors. Emily is a specialist in bridging the gap between technology and biology that benefits health, enhances abilities and promotes long-term well-being. She has led teams to deliver projects for Defence Aviation as well as projects in the Medical Devices field. Emily has a depth and breadth of knowledge of biomedical engineering that spans sectors, disciplines and solutions for able bodied individuals and well as those with clinical conditions. Emily has lectured at both the University of New South Wales and the University of Melbourne in Biomedical Engineering. She also regularly volunteers to promote engineering to the wider community by judging technical competitions and educating school aged students in STEM.

Past award recipients