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Inspiring Australia: Science engagement in Australia

Inspiring Australia contributes to the government’s vision to engage all Australians with science.

Inspiring Australia science engagement activities are connecting with people nationwide to:

  • build an awareness and appreciation of science
  • celebrate the excitement of science and scientific discovery
  • enhance the focus on capability and skills
  • improve science communication skills

Our department:

  • administers grants and prizes to support community-wide participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  • facilitates national networks to enable regional engagement in science
  • manages National Science Week, Australia’s largest celebration of science and technology

Inspiring Australia Science Engagement Programme

We administer the Inspiring Australia Science Engagement Programme which provides grants and prizes to eligible schools, organisations and individuals.

Read the program objectives, guidelines and eligibility information for the each of the measures on

There are 5 measures:

Early work informing Inspiring Australia

Inspiring Australia started in 2009. The initiative is informed by earlier work to identify best practice approaches for science engagement in Australia.

Read key insights in these publications:

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Last updated: 24 September 2021

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