Science Week 2024: School Grants

Science Week 2024

The school theme for National Science Week in 2024 is Species Survival – More than just sustainability. The theme aims to highlight the importance of science and innovation in ensuring the survival and thriving of different species in an ever-changing world.

Students will have an amazing variety of topics to investigate, and be able to dive into issues of particular interest to them: disease-causing organisms, life-saving chemicals, clean water, photosynthesis, genetic screening, physics of building structures, artificial intelligence, and microplastics.


Grants of up to $500 are provided to support National Science Week activities in schools and preschools.

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 read all of the terms and conditions before applying online via the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) website. Applications close on 12 April 2024.