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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

  • Applications are now closed, but will reopen again in April 2017. The reopening date will be announced on this website.
  • Grants of up to $10,000 are available to eligible Queensland-based applicants.
  • Funds need to be spent within a 12-month period.
  • Eligibility criteria apply.
  • Applications are assessed on a quarterly basis.
  • The next assessment process will commence in May 2017.


Applicants must:

  • be Queensland-based with an Australian Business Number (ABN) or be employed by a Queensland-based organisation with an ABN, and
  • address at least one of the Engaging Queenslanders in Science Strategy’s (PDF, 1,652KB) 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.

How to apply

Applications are closed.

Funding recipients

Round 1 funding recipients have been announced. Twenty-one recipients will share in over $200,000 to build the profile of science in the community.

About the Engaging Science Grants

The Engaging Science Grants are part of the Engaging Queenslanders in Science (PDF, 1,652KB)—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 develop and 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
1 March, 2017

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