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National Science Week Grants 2021


The National Science Week Grants 2021 provides individuals and organisations with up to $20,000 to support the delivery of science engagement activities during National Science Week 2021, Australia’s major national celebration of science held annually in August.

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Close date: 28 Oct 2020 05:00 PM AEDT.

What do you get?

Grants from $2,000 to $20,000 to increase community participation in science engagement activities for National Science Week 2021.

Who is this for?

To apply you must be an individual 18 years of age or older, or have an Australian business number (ABN).

Overview


National Science Week is Australia's major national celebration of the sciences, occurring in August each year. National Science Week 2021 will be held 14-22 August 2021. National Science Week provides the opportunity for community participation in high profile science engagement activities across the nation.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • support diverse local organisations and government to work together on science engagement activities that have been adapted to local needs
  • inspire wide community participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

National Science Week provides the opportunity to:

  • increase community participation in science engagement activities
  • celebrate and showcase science to the Australian public and the world

The Australian Government has announced a total of $7.23 million per year in ongoing funding for the Inspiring Australia - Science Engagement Programme.

For this grant opportunity, up to $500,000 is available.

The grant amount will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project expenditure (grant percentage).

  • The minimum grant amount is $2,000.
  • The maximum grant amount is $20,000.

We will only award applications of exceptional merit the maximum grant amount of $20,000.

The value of your project must exceed the grant you are seeking to cover any ineligible expenditure. You must have additional funding or in-kind contributions from other sources to support any ineligible expenditure on the project.

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • be an individual 18 years of age or older, or
  • have an Australian business number (ABN)

Joint applications are acceptable, provided you have a lead applicant who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply. For further information on joint applications, refer to section 7.2 of the grant opportunity guidelines.

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Applying


How do you apply?

You should read the grant opportunity guidelines before you apply.

To apply, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

Apply for National Science Week Grants 2021

Before you apply make sure you:

  • read the grant opportunity guidelines
  • read the sample grant agreement
  • read the sample application form
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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

Check the latest recipients of National Science Week Grants

Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme


National Science Week 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


Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample grant agreement

Sample application form