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The National Science Week Grant Round for 2023 opened today, offering funds from $2,000 to $20,000 to individuals and organisations to provide science engagement activities during next year’s festival in August.

National Science Week, Australia’s major national celebration of the sciences, will be held from 12 to 20 August 2023. 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:

  • inspire wide community participation in STEM
  • provide an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge
  • encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public
  • encourage younger people to become fascinated by the world we live in.

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are to:

  • increase national and international interest in Australian science
  • improve critical engagement with key scientific issues by the public
  • increase inspiration drawn from science and improve the value of science as perceived by the public.

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

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

Public libraries are eligible for the grants and encouraged to apply. Application details can be found here.

You might also consider contacting your local Neighbourhood House to work on a collaborative project.

Only applications of exceptional merit will be awarded the maximum grant amount of $20,000. If you want to strengthen your chances of writing an exceptional grant, consider attending the free training, ‘Small Scale Big Impact: Brilliant Basics of Grant Applications’ online, Nov 24, 2022 5:30-6.30PM. Register here.

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