Grants of up to $10,000 are available for Queenslanders in the Engaging Science Grants program!

The aim of the grant is to support science engagement and communication projects, events and activities that increase the reach and impact of science in Queensland.

To be eligible applicants must be Queensland-based with an Australian Business Number (ABN) and able to address at least one of the Engaging Queenslanders in Science strategy’s (PDF, 1.6MB) four goals:

  1. STEM participation—to increase the number of students participating in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.
  2. Public engagement—to increase engagement and participation of the Queensland community in science-based activities.
  3. Scientist engagement—to increase the number of scientists directly engaging with the Queensland community.
  4. Public awareness—to increase awareness and understanding of the great science taking place in Queensland.

The dates for the next round of funding closes:

Round 2 – 1pm, Thursday 30 November 2017

Round 3 – 1pm, Friday 30 March 2018

About the Engaging Science Grants

The Engaging Science Grants are part of the Engaging Queenslanders in Science strategy (PDF, 1.5MB)—a strategy with a vision to create a Queensland population that engages in and recognises, supports and advocates for science.

The grants are designed to support scientists, researchers, science communicators, journalists, teachers, organisations and community groups to deliver science engagement and communication projects, events and activities that align with this vision.

A recent survey, Queenslanders’ Perceptions and Attitudes to Science (PDF, 1MB), commissioned by the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist demonstrates that 74% of Queenslanders are interested in science and 72% believe that science is critical for the state’s economy.

Previous recipients of the grant have included schools such as  Runcorn State High School for a Year 7 STEM makerspace project and Ingham State School for The Secret Life of Coral program.

For more information on the Engaging Science Grants, visit Advance Queensland.

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