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Maker Projects: Community STEM Engagement grants 2020


The Maker Projects: Community STEM Engagement grants 2020 provides grants from $20,000 to $100,000 for up to 2 years in duration. It aims to foster creativity and inquiry-based learning and to support the development of STEM skills in students and youth in design, engineering and programming through hands-on learning.

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The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

Grants from $20,000 to $100,000.

Who is this for?

STEM-related organisations such as a business or university, to deliver maker projects to students and youth under 18 years of age.

Overview


The Maker Projects: Community STEM Engagement grants aim to foster creativity and inquiry‑based learning and support the development of STEM skills in students and youth under 18 years of age in design, engineering and programming, through hands-on learning. The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • deliver maker projects where students and youth under 18 years of age can develop and apply their STEM knowledge through experimentation, tinkering and hands-on learning by engaging with a range of technologies
  • encourage practical skills, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking through the delivery of hands‑on STEM-related events and activities
  • inspire students to pursue STEM disciplines in their study and work
  • ensure that maker projects are accessible to as many young people as possible, including those in regional, rural and disadvantaged areas
  • make a positive sustainable impact on youth under 18 years of age, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, including girls, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and youth living in regional, rural and remote regions.

Grant recipients


View a list of Maker Projects: Community STEM Engagement grant recipients

Key documents


Grant opportunity guidelines

Letter of support template