The following grants are available for STEM engagement in Tasmania 

Tasmanian National Science Week Engagement Grants 
Open (closing 19 May)
Administered by the Tasmanian National Science Week Coordinating Committee

  • Three types of grants to fund a range of STEM engagement events and initiatives to be held in, and around,  National Science Week 2022 in Tasmania. 
  • See guidelines for more information 

Tasmanian National Science Week Communications Fellowship
Open (closing 19 May)
Administered by the Tasmanian National Science Week Coordinating Committee

  • Communication Fellowship for an individual communicator to generate media interest about Tasmanian National Science Week activities and events.  
  • See guidelines for more information.

Schools may not apply for events involving only the school and students – please see the next grant listed for schools only. 

National Science Week School Grants

  • available to all Australian schools – APPLY ONLINE
  • applicants can request up to $500
  • applications typically open in March for STEM-related activity in Science Week (August) of the same year
  • administered by Australian Science Teachers Association (more information here)

Festival of Bright Ideas – STEM Stage Skills Scholarship 2022

  • For budding STEM stars who would like to increase their stage performance skills
  • Five spots available
  • Develop your own stage show with professional mentorship and training

Expressions of Interest for Inspiring Tasmania Connections Program funding
We have a small amount of funds available to support community engagement activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, maths, and medicine outside of August. Please get in touch with the Inspiring Tasmania Manager to discuss your idea.

The activity or idea should ideally:

  • Be in line with the aims of Inspiring Tasmania
  • Contribute to your local community in a positive way by providing opportunities and/or building capacity
  • Ensure your activity is accessible
  • Consider how your event or activity may benefit underrepresented people and areas of Tasmania including, but not limited to, regional and rural, women and gender diverse people in STEM, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tasmanians.
  • Is within public health guidelines for Tasmania

National Grants

  • Closed 5.00pm AEDT Thursday 21 October 2021
  • for public science engagement events with significant reach and impact
  • applicants can request between $2,000 – $20,000
  • applications typically open in October for events in Science Week (August) of the following year
  • administered by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (more information here)