Grants

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.

It includes:

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).

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 are local partnerships that bring together multidisciplinary teams to develop and deliver high-profile STEM engagement programs in NSW.

Download the NSW Regional Science Hubs Terms of Reference

The 2017 program round closed in April and will support NSW Regional Science Hubs to present events during National Science Week (12-20 August 2017) and at other times of the year. The next funding round will be announced in November 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.