Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme

The Inspiring Australia - Science Engagement Programme seeks to achieve:

  • engagement of the wider Australian community with the sciences, including through major activities and events such as National Science Week
  • public recognition and national awareness and pride in the achievements of our best scientists and innovators
  • effective communication on key science issues, between scientists, the general public and Australian decision makers in business and government
  • enhanced focus on building skills and capability in STEM and digital literacy, in Australian schools and communities.

It includes the following elements which offer grants or prizes through open application processes:

  • National Science Week Grants
  • Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science
  • Maker Projects Stream A
  • Maker Projects Stream B
  • Citizen Science Grants
  • Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions.

National Science Week Grants

National Science Week Grants to support the delivery of science engagement activities during National Science Week.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

National Science Week Grants

Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science, Australia’s pre-eminent annual awards for outstanding achievement in science and science teaching.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

Maker Projects Stream A

Maker Projects Stream A assists with the establishment of maker spaces in schools where students can apply their STEM knowledge, develop entrepreneurial skills, and gain experience in working with emerging and advancing technologies.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

Maker Projects Stream A

Maker Projects Stream B

Maker Projects Stream B helps organisations to hold STEM-related events and education activities. These events are delivered in partnership with industry and aimed at youth under 18 years of age.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

Maker Projects Stream B

Citizen Science Grants

Citizen Science Grants which provide competitive grants for nationally significant citizen science projects.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

Citizen Science Grants

Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions

Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions which assist Australian students under the age of 18 to participate in a range of science engagement activities and events including participation in international competitions.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

Sponsorship Grants for Student Science
Engagement and International Competitions

Programme guidelines

  • Programme guidelines

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