Part of Professionals Australia

Science meets Parliament

Do you want to find out how scientists work with decision makers?

Each year Professionals Australia provides two scholarships, for two young members to attend Science meets Parliament (SmP), a two-day event that brings together more than 200 of Australia’s top scientists and decision-makers in Canberra.

Each scholarship covers recipient member conference fees, travel and accommodation.  

Applications are now open for Science meets Parliament 2014, which will take place on the 17-18 March 2014. 

Science meets Parliament 2012

In 2012 our scholarship winners Declan Clausen and Andre Tan joined National Secretary Robyn Porter at SmP.

Applications for 2014

Applications for our two scholarships to Science meets Parliament 2014 are now open.

To apply, write a 1,000 word essay that expresses you view on ONE of these topics: 

  • 1. Why is investment in science important to Australia's future?
  • 2. Why it is in the interests of Australia to better recognise and reward scientists?
  • 3. How could Australia better develop and support the next generation of scientists?
  • 4. Discuss the connection between science, innovation and productivity.
  • 5. What science can do it help itself?

Entries must be received by midnight SUNDAY 9 FEBRUARY.

  • Entrants must be financial members of Professionals Australia.
  • Please email your essay as a word document or PDF to
  • Include a brief CV, and remember to include your full contact details and Professionals Australia membership number.

We look forward to reading your thoughts and ideas!

All applicants will be notified of the results by 15 February.

Science meets Parliament 2014 will take place on the 17-18 March 2014. 

Science meets Parliament 2012