NSW Regional Science Grants program
Funded by the NSW Department of Industry and the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the NSW Regional Science Grants program aims to further develop the network of NSW Regional Science Hubs. These local partnerships bring together multidisciplinary teams to develop and deliver high-profile STEM engagement programs in NSW.
Download the NSW Regional Science Hubs Terms of Reference
Year round science grants now open
Inspiring Australia (NSW) seeks expressions of interest for activity proposals that inspire youth, extend networks, encourage community participation, and share scientific achievements with the community.
The Year-round science engagement grants program invites applicants to apply for up to $10,000 to support the delivery of at least five events in their community over a 12-month period. Applications are also encouraged from large event presenters who intend to attract at least 5,000 participants.
Year-round science engagement grants guidelines
- FINAL Inspiring-Australia-NSW-year-round-engagement-program-application (Word doc)
- FINAL Inspiring-Australia-NSW-year-round-engagement-program-application(PDF doc)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00PM Friday, 29 September 2017.
Previous NSW grant applicants
In 2017, grants worth just under $200,000 were awarded to succesful applicants across the state. Find out about the 2017 science grant recipients.
In December 2016, funds of $40,000 were awarded to support the delivery of year round science events throughout 2017. Find out about the 2017 year round grant recipients.
The 2016 NSW Regional Science Grants program awarded funds of $80,000 to support nine science engagement initiatives including during National Science Week. Find out about the 2016 science grant recipients
In 2015, grants of just under $80,000 were made to NSW Regional Science Hubs to support a range of science engagement initiatives in the community. Find out about the 2015 science grant recipients.
National Science Week 2018
National Science Week 2018 runs from 11–19 August and the Australian Government is offering Inspiring Australia grants of up to $20,000 for individuals, community groups, universities, research institutions and other organisations interested in holding events.
These grants are not for schools: funded projects must involve public participation and promote the aims of National Science Week.
Inspiring Australia Science Engagement Program
Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the Inspiring Australia Science Engagement Program supports a range of science engagement activities to inspire, motivate and cultivate a scientifically engaged community across Australia.
- National Science Week Grants that support the delivery of science engagement activities during National Science Week each year in August.
- Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science, annual awards for outstanding achievement in science, innovation and science teaching.
- Maker Projects that aim to foster creativity and inquiry-based learning in Australian schools and communities through two streams:
Maker Projects Stream A assists with the establishment of maker spaces in schools.
Maker Projects Stream B helps organisations hold STEM-related events and education activities in partnership with industry and aimed at under 18 year olds.
- Citizen Science Grants for nationally significant citizen science projects.
- Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions to help students participate in international competitions.
For more information read the Program Guidelines (PDF; 276.32 KB).