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
The next NSW Science Grants round will be announced in March 2019
Previous NSW grant recipients
Find out about the 2019 year-round 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.
- Read about the Commonwealth grants that close on 20 November 2018
- Read about the 2018 grant recipients
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.
- 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).