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Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship – Round 3


Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship grants encourage participation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics leading to STEM education and careers.

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Close date: 17 Nov 2020 05:00 PM AEDT.

What do you get?

Grants between $5,000 and $250,000 for projects that increase women’s and girls’ participation in STEM and entrepreneurship.

Who is this for?

To apply you must be an organisation incorporated in Australia, a publicly funded research organisation or publicly funded research agency, a vocational education and training provider, a technical and further education institution or a not-for-profit organisation.

Overview


The Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship program supports investment in gender equity initiatives that aim for lasting systemic change by eliminating barriers for women’s participation in STEM education and careers, and entrepreneurship.

The program objectives are to:

  • increase awareness and participation of girls and women in STEM education and careers
  • increase awareness and participation of girls and women in other parts of the innovation ecosystem including innovative businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurial activities and careers
  • stimulate an increase in the number of women in senior leadership and decision making positions in government, research organisations, industry and businesses.

You must complete your project by 30 April 2022.

To deliver on the aims of the WISE program, this round will only support projects in these specific focus areas:

  • Information technology (IT)
  • Engineering
  • Intersectionality
  • Entrepreneurship

More details found in section 2.1 of the grant opportunity guidelines.

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

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

  • an entity, incorporated in Australia
  • a publicly funded research organisation (PFRO) or publicly funded research agency (PFRA) as defined in section 14 of the grant opportunity guidelines.
  • a government or non-government vocational education and training (VET) provider as defined in section 14 of the grant opportunity guidelines, or technical and further education (TAFE) institution
  • an incorporated not for profit organisation

Joint applications are acceptable, provided you have a lead organisation 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.

You can only submit one application as the lead applicant per application round.

We can only accept applications:

  • where you can provide evidence from your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board) that the project is supported, and that you can complete the project and meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding.

We cannot waive the eligibility criteria under any circumstances.

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Applying


You should read the grant opportunity guidelines and sample grant agreement 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 now for Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship – Round 3

Before you apply, make sure you read and understand the:

  • grant opportinuty guidelines
  • sample application form
  • grant agreement
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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 Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Grant recipients

Key documents


Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement – simple

Sample grant agreement – exchange of letters

Letter of support from board, CEO or equivalent

Letter of support from project partner