Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship


Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship grants encourage more girls and women to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics and go on to careers in STEM.

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What do you get?

A grant between $5000 and $250,000 for projects that increase women’s and girls’ participation in STEM and entrepreneurship.

Who is this for?

You must be one of the following:

  • an organisation incorporated in Australia
  • a publicly funded research organisation
  • a vocational education and training provider
  • a technical and further education institution
  • a not-for-profit organisation

Overview


The Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Program funds projects that remove barriers for girls and women in STEM and entrepreneurship. We support projects that develop girls’ and women’s:

  • interest in STEM and entrepreneurship
  • scientific and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills
  • professional networks
  • other activities that meet the program’s aims

We also provide funding to celebrate STEM role models in research, entrepreneurship and corporate leadership to inspire school-age girls.

The program aims to increase:

  • awareness and participation of girls and women in STEM and entrepreneurship – from school through to universities and the research sector
  • the number of women in senior leadership and decision making positions in government, research, industry and business
  • participation of women in other areas of innovation, including innovative businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurial activities

Grants support projects for up to 2 years. There is no minimum project duration.

Women in STEM

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Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship grants are encouraging more girls and women to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and go on to careers that make use of their STEM knowledge and skills.

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must have an Australian Business Number (ABN).

You must also be one of the following:

  • an organisation incorporated in Australia
  • a publicly funded research organisation (PFRO)
  • a government or non-government vocational education and training (VET) provider, or technical and further education (TAFE) institution
  • a not-for-profit organisation

If you are a not-for-profit organisation, you will need to register or be registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission prior to receiving funding.

Joint applications are acceptable, if you have a lead applicant who is eligible.

For full details on eligible organisations, refer to the program guidelines.

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Applying


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Need help?

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

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Key documents


Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship program guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement up to $50,000

Sample grant agreement over $50,000

Sample board approval letter