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Engaging Science Grants

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

What's important


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) 4 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

For more information on the Engaging Science Grants, refer to the:

How to apply

Applications can be submitted online at any time and will be assessed on a quarterly basis. The next assessment of applications will commence on 2 June 2017.

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Funding recipients

Round 1 and round 2 funding recipients have been announced. Twenty-one recipients from round 1 and 28 recipients from round 2 will share more than $480,000 to build the profile of science in Queensland.

How you will be assessed

The Engaging Science Grants assessment criteria (AC) are:

AC1—Well planned project that will deliver and communicate information on an important science topic that is beneficial to the target audience (weight: 50%).

AC2—Clear outcomes and alignment with the Engaging Queenslanders in Science strategy (weight: 30%).

AC3—Effective promotion of the proposed project and evaluation of its success (weight: 20%).

About the Engaging Science Grants

The Engaging Science Grants are part of the Engaging Queenslanders in Science (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.

Findings from a recent survey, commissioned by the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist, Queenslanders’ Perceptions and Attitudes to Science (PDF, 1MB), underpins the objectives of the grants.

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Last updated
28 April, 2017

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