Decorative banner of cartoon people conducting science experiments.

Many of this year’s projects support diversity and inclusion in science, including several grants for events featuring First Nations science and scientists. 

The National Science Week Grants give funding of between $2,000 and $20,000 to people or groups. Some of this year’s supported projects include:

  • La Trobe University’s ‘The Martian Garden’, showing how humans might survive in new and extreme environments. 
  • Centennial Park hosting ‘Science in the Swamp – Dinosaurs & Superpowers’, which showcases Sydney’s biggest science institutions and grassroot community science organisations.
  • Vision Australia’s ‘Welcome to the World of Dinosaurs’, an inclusive online and in-person program designed to make the world of palaeontology accessible to school students who are vidion-impaired or have low vision.
  • The University of Tasmania’s ‘Young Tassie Scientists’, a group of early-career researchers who share their passion for science across Tasmania, particularly in rural and regional communities. 

This year National Science Week will take place from 10 to 18 August, through online and in-person events across Australia.