- be Queensland-based with an Australian Business Number (ABN)
- address at least one of the Engaging Queenslanders in Science strategy’s four goals:
- STEM participation—to increase the number of students participating in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.
- Public engagement—to increase engagement and participation of the Queensland community in science-based activities.
- Scientist engagement—to increase the number of scientists directly engaging with the Queensland community.
- Public awareness—to increase awareness and understanding of the great science taking place in Queensland.
How you will be assessed
The Engaging Science Grants assessment criteria (AC) are:
AC1—Well planned project with appropriate levels of engagement, collaboration and target audience reach (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%).
Ninety-eight recipients will share in more than $930,000 to build the profile of science in Queensland.
About the Engaging Science Grants
The Engaging Science Grants are part of the Engaging Queenslanders in Science strategy—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, 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: