2023 School Grants open now!

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The Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA), with funding assistance from the Australian Government, provides grants for school-initiated National Science Week activities. These grants are available to ALL Australian schools (preschools to senior secondary) who complete a valid application. All applications and the amounts awarded are judged by their comparative merit.

Grants of up to $500 are designed to support teachers and schools deliver engaging STEM events and activities that align with the National Science Week vision. They are intended to be a contribution to the running of a National Science Week activity or event in a school not the sole means of support.

The four criteria that the applications are ranked against are the:

  • likely impact of proposed activity on student learning outcomes in STEM;
  • contribution to the ongoing and increased student participation and engagement in school STEM programs;
  • practicality and scope of proposed activity; and
  • potential for parent and/or community and/or neighbouring school/s involvement.

Be sure to carefully read the grant guidelines and other criteria before applying online.