Women remain under-represented in science careers and healthcare leadership despite their growing engagement in STEM secondary education. Now is the time to support them in their career journey towards leadership in the life sciences.

At Research Australia we are committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive health and medical research workforce. This is why we are working with sponsor, AbbVie, to deliver the Future Health Leaders Program.

The program will bring together a group of young women from across Australia with female leaders from research, education, policy and industry. It will give practical exposure to the enriching and diverse career opportunities available in life sciences and inspire passion for health and medical research.

The program will open for applications early in the 2024 school year. Australian students in Year 11 who identify as female will be eligible to apply. Further details will be provided on this page closer to the date.

Please fill in the contact form below to register your interest and be notified when applications open. You can also let us know if you would like to share your expertise and mentorship with the program.