Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Round 4


Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship grants encourage participation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics leading to STEM education and careers.

Open

Closes in 32 days

Closing date: 02 Mar 2022 05:00 PM AEDT

What do you get?

Grants between $500,000 and $1,000,000 for projects that increase women’s and girls’ participation in STEM and entrepreneurship.

Who is this for?

This grant opportunity provides funding to grow and expand existing projects that support women and girls, regardless of their background, to build STEM skills and succeed in high growth employment areas.

Overview


The Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship program supports investment in gender equity initiatives that aim for lasting systemic change by eliminating barriers for women’s participation in STEM education and careers, and entrepreneurship.

The program objectives are to:

  • increase awareness and participation of girls and women in STEM education and careers
  • increase awareness and participation of girls and women in other parts of the innovation ecosystem including innovative businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurial activities and careers, stimulate an increase in the number of women in senior leadership and decision making positions in government, research organisations, industry and businesses.

The grant opportunity provides funding to grow and strengthen projects and organisations that have a track record of:

  • reducing and/or mitigating systemic and cultural barriers to participation in STEM education, careers, innovation and entrepreneurship by girls and women
  • reducing the multiplier effect of intersectional barriers to participation, development and leadership of girls and women in STEM education, careers, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • increasing the participation, development and leadership of girls and women in STEM education and careers, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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.

Don’t submit the application until it’s complete. You can’t correct a mistake.

Apply now


Apply for Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Round 4 Grant. 

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read and understand the grant opportunity guidelines
  • collect the necessary attachments outlined in section 7.1 of the Guidelines.

Contact


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Key documents


Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample grant agreement

Sample application form

Sample board approval letter

Sample project partner letter