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.
  • Grants of up to $10,000 are available to eligible Queensland-based applicants.
  • Funds need to be spent within a 12-month period.
  • Specific assessment criteria must be addressed.



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

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

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%).

Funding recipients

One hundred and forty nine recipients have so far shared in more than $1.4 million 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 (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 68% 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 some of the recipients of the grants: