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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.
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The grant is no longer available

What 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.

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Key documents


Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample grant agreement

Sample application form

Sample board approval letter

Sample project partner letter