Funding for STEM comps

Two new funding programs have been announced to support students to participate in STEM related competitions and activities. Both the NSW Government and the Commonwealth are offering substantial help to Young Einsteins to take up local and international opportunities that will test their STEM credentials and boost Australia’s standing in science, engineering, technology and maths.

The NSW Government’s new Supporting Young Scientists Program offers grants to NSW high school students wishing to participate in STEM-related competitions, events or courses.

The first recipient is the brilliant Wollongong student and Sydney Science Festival Young Ambassador Macinley Butson (pictured), who is using the grant to help her attend a six-week course at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Funds available are $5,000 per student and up to $10,000 per team.

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For more information contact the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer on 02 9338 6617.

The Inspiring Australia Student Engagement Grants from the Commonwealth offer support of up to $5,000 per student and $20,000 per school to assist students with costs assosciated in participating in STEM competitions.

The International Competitions element supports talented Australian students under the age of 18 to participate in high profile STEM competitions outside Australia.

The Science Engagement element is also offered to support Australian students under the age of 18 to participate in significant STEM related activities or events in Australia and overseas.

This could include support for a senior student to pitch an innovation to an entrepreneur or participate at Australian-based STEM competitions.

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For more information contact AusIndustry on 13 28 46