Science engagement grants

NSW Regional Science Grants program

Each year, Inspiring Australia (NSW) offers funding to NSW stakeholders to deliver high- profile community events during National Science Week and at other times of the year.

These grants have enabled NSW to grow its statewide National Science week offering while also allowing NSW Regional Science Hubs to deliver entertaining programing throughout the year.

The NSW Science Grants program is funded by the NSW Department of Industry and the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. It aims to develop the network of NSW Regional Science Hubs – 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

Year round Science Grants now open

Inspiring Australia (NSW) seeks expressions of interest for community proposals for fundind of up to $8,000 from Regional Science Hubs to deliver year-round science engagement programs between February-December 2019.

Proposed activities should seek to inspire community members including youth, extend networks, encourage public participation and share scientific achievements with the community.

Note that these grants are NOT to support programs delivered by schools.

All applicants must demonstrate how they intend to measure the success of their event.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00PM Friday 30 November 2018

Sponsorship

Expressions of interest are invited from NSW-based organisations for sponsorship of up to $10,000 for one-off events and/or event series delivered by high-profile presenters that have the potential to attract large audiences.

Applications are subject to Inspiring Australia’s NSW Sponsorship Guidelines.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00PM Friday 30 November 2018

Previous NSW grant recipients

Find out about the 2018 year-round recipients
Find out about the 2017 science grant recipients.
Find out about the 2017 year round grant recipients.
Find out about the 2016 science grant recipients
Find out about the 2015 science grant recipients.

National Science Week 2019

National Science Week 2019 runs from 10–17 August and the Australian Government offers Inspiring Australia grants of up to $20,000 for individuals, community groups, universities, research institutions and other organisations interested in holding events. National Science Week grants also provide $500 to schools to conduct activities.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 20 November 2018

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:

For more information read the  Program Guidelines (PDF; 276.32 KB).