National Science Week Grants 2023


The National Science Week Grants 2023 provide individuals and organisations with up to $20,000 to support the delivery of science engagement activities during National Science Week 2023, Australia’s major national celebration of science.
Open

Closes in 11 days

Closing date: Thursday 15 December 2022 5:00pm AEDT Thu 15 Dec 2022 5:00pm AEDT

What do you get?

Grants of between $2,000 and $20,000 for community participation in National Science Week 2023 activities.

Who is this for?

Individuals and organisations.

Overview


National Science Week is Australia’s major national celebration of the sciences, occurring in August each year. National Science Week will be held from 12 to 20 August 2023. National Science Week provides the opportunity for community participation in high profile science engagement activities across the nation.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • inspire wide community participation in STEM
  • provide an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge
  • encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public
  • encourage younger people to become fascinated by the world we live in.

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are to:

  • increase national and international interest in Australian science
  • improve critical engagement with key scientific issues by the public
  • increase inspiration drawn from science and improve the value of science as perceived by the public.

The grant amount will be up to 100% of eligible project expenditure (grant percentage).

  • The minimum grant amount is $2,000.
  • The maximum grant amount is $20,000.

We will only award applications of exceptional merit the maximum grant amount of $20,000.

Check if you can apply


You can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this grant. You can apply if you:

  • are an eligible entity
  • have an eligible project
  • have eligible expenditure.

The rules are in the grant opportunity guidelines.

How to apply


Check if you’re ready to apply for a grant

Finding a suitable grant opportunity is just the start of the process to get funding. The application process can take time and effort. Understanding the entire process will help you be grant ready and may improve your chances of getting funding.

Use our checklist to find out what it takes to apply for a grant.

When you're ready to apply

Apply using our online portal:

  1. Create or log into your portal account.
  2. Follow the instructions to complete your application.
  3. Submit your application before the close date.

Make sure you include enough detail and supporting evidence in your application to help us decide whether to award you the grant.

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Apply now


Apply for the National Science Week Grants 2023 now

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read and understand the grant opportunity guidelines
  • read the sample application form
  • read the sample grant agreement.
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Contact


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  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Key documents


Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement – Exchange of letters