Fun characters from National Science Week. A girl wearing a VR headset reaches up to pat a virtual dinosaur. A boy with a space helmet pointing to a shooting star. And a woman engineer puts together a robot. A girls with binoculars looking for birds. A young man holding a tablet across his chest with an xray of his skeleton and heart. A guy in a wheelchair blowing bubbles.

Applications are now open for the National Science Week Grants 2023.

Individuals and organisations interested in delivering science engagement activities for next year’s National Science Week can apply for grants between $2,000 and $20,000.

These grants support the delivery of:

  • in-person activities such as workshops, fairs and theatre
  • online activities with two-way audience participation.

National Science Week activities help inspire community participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

National Science Week is Australia’s major national celebration of the sciences.

The Australian Government funds the National Science Week Grants under the Inspiring Australia Science Engagement Programme. There is a total of $500,000 in grant funding available for these grants each year.

Grant applications close 15 December 2022.