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Citizen Science Grants


The Citizen Science Grants program provides funding for projects that involve community participation in scientific research.

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What do you get?

Grants of $50,000 to $500,000 for science research projects.

Who is this for?

Australian organisations with a science research project that will involve public participation.

Overview


Citizen Science Grants provides opportunities for the public to participate in scientific research projects that have a national impact. 

Participants will be able to take part in scientific research in a range of ways, including:

  • collecting and analysing data
  • formulating questions
  • organising research teams

Research projects are expected to be peer-reviewed and produce credible, reliable data. the data will be shared (as appropriate) with participants, the science community and the public.

Participants will benefit by:

  • learning new skills
  • forming new networks
  • being acknowledged for their participation
  • getting updates on research projects that they participate in

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

To apply, you must have an Australian business number (ABN) and be one of the following:

  • an organisation incorporated in Australia
  • an eligible research organisation
  • a publicly funded research organisation (defined in Appendix A of the program guidelines)
  • an incorporated not-for-profit organisation
  • a local government agency or body (including government business enterprises)

We encourage joint applications, provided you have an eligible lead applicant who is the main driver of the project.

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Applying


How do you apply?

The Citizen Science Grants program is currently closed to applications.

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Need help?

  • Contact us for help with your application or to find out more.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Grant recipients

View a list of Citizen Science grant recipients

Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme


Citizen Science Grants is part of the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme. This aims to:

  • engage the wider Australian community with the sciences, including through major activities like National Science Week
  • support public recognition, national awareness and pride in our best scientists and innovators
  • effectively communicate key science issues, between scientists, the general public and Australian decision makers in business and government
  • build skills and capability in STEM and digital literacy, in Australian schools and communities

Find out what other grants are available under the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme.

Key documents


Citizen Science Grants fact sheet

Citizen Science Grants eligible expenditure guide

Citizen Science Grants sample grant agreement