Securing grants: putting your best foot forward

Develop grant writing skills and be successful in a highly competitive grant market! With a couple of high value grants rounds currently open for STEM engagement practitioners, our next Lightning Lunch at 12pm on Tuesday 27 October 2020 will be all about how to win grants. Hear from our experienced guest speakers as they present 5 minute talks then share ideas with colleagues in small breakout rooms.

This session aims to provide you with practical ideas that will help you craft successful grant applications.

Hear from industry leaders on what the policy intentions of STEM engagement grants are, including for the recently announced Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship grants worth up to $200,000 (closing 17 November 2020) and the National Science Week grants worth up to $20,000 (closing 28 October 2020).

Learn what you need to do to ensure that any grant application you prepare demonstrates your capacity to deliver the intended outcomes.

October speakers:

Riana Yeates
Riana Yeates spent 14 years as a medical scientist working in diagnostic pathology before a mid-life career change, moving into the Australian Public Service. She is currently the Acting Manager of the Science Policy section at the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, with policy responsibility for a number of STEM grants.

Rebecca Colless
Rebecca Colless has studied science, communication, writing and journalism. She’s produced education and marketing communications for science centres, a water supplier, CSIRO, UTS and her own successful businesses: a travelling science show and a sourdough bakery. Her experience as a communications consultant includes many fruitful grant applications for researchers and innovators.

Ben Newsome
Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education to deliver science education across Australia, having now reached 2 million kids since 2004. He is a qualified science teacher, 2013 Churchill Fellow, 2015, 2016 & 2018 Australian Small Business Winner for Children’s Education Services & 2019 Blacktown Business Person of the Year. Ben is on the leadership team for the International Society for Technology in Education Interactive Video Conferencing group, an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW and is an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.

Event details

When: 12 pm Tuesday 27 October 2020

Where: via Zoom.

Register to attend

Lightning Lunches are free and open to all STEM engagement practitioners. They are co-presented by Inspiring Australia NSW, Refraction Media and Fizzics Education.