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Engaging Science Grants

Supports science engagement and communication projects, events and activities that increase the reach and impact of science in Queensland.

What's important

  • The Engaging Science Grants program is currently closed.
  • Grants of up to $10,000 are available to eligible Queensland-based applicants.
  • Funds need to be spent within a 12-month period.
  • Applications are assessed following the closing date of each funding round.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be Queensland-based with an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • address at least one of the Engaging Queenslanders in Science strategy’s (PDF, 1.6MB) four goals:
    1. STEM participation—to increase the number of students participating in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.
    2. Public engagement—to increase engagement and participation of the Queensland community in science-based activities.
    3. Scientist engagement—to increase the number of scientists directly engaging with the Queensland community.
    4. Public awareness—to increase awareness and understanding of the great science taking place in Queensland.

Guidelines and conditions

Guidelines, on-line application form and other relevant documents will be made available when the next funding round is open to applications.

How to apply

The Engaging Science Grants program is currently closed.

Funding recipients

Sixty-five recipients will share in more than $620,000 to build the profile of science in Queensland.

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About the Engaging Science Grants

The Engaging Science Grants are part of the Engaging Queenslanders in Science strategy (PDF, 1.5MB)—a strategy with a vision to create a Queensland population that engages in and recognises, supports and advocates for science.

The grants are designed to support scientists, researchers, science communicators, journalists, teachers, organisations and community groups to deliver science engagement and communication projects, events and activities that align with this vision.

A recent survey, Queenslanders’ Perceptions and Attitudes to Science (PDF, 1MB), commissioned by the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist demonstrates that 74% of Queenslanders are interested in science and 72% believe that science is critical for the state’s economy.

Hear more about the importance of STEM from the recipients of the grants:

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Last updated
4 September, 2017

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