Expressions of Interest

Interested parties are invited to submit Expressions of Interest to the Inspiring South Australia program at the SA Museum for funding to establish a Regional Science Hub in each of two regions: the Adelaide Hills region; and the Barossa, Light and Lower North region.

The 2018 SA Regional Science Hubs Grants are open to regional community groups, organisations, and businesses to help bring the celebration of science to an increasing number of South Australians. Seed grants are available to establish hubs and support them in hosting community events during National Science Week (11-19 August 2018) as well as year-round science engagement activities.

Expressions of Interest are sought from eligible applicants for special funding of $10,000 for the launch of each new Regional Science Hub and delivery of associated science engagement events over a 1 year period (2018) at this stage. Funding for future years is likely but still to be confirmed.

Expressions of Interest must be made by an organisation willing to lead the Regional Science Hub. This organisation must be active in the region for which it is proposing to take lead responsibility.

The SA Regional Science Hub Initiative seeks to create a network of organisations that will collaborate to deliver ongoing community science engagement activities, including events held during National Science Week.

SA Regional Science Hubs bring together multidisciplinary teams to develop and deliver high-profile science events in regional SA. With a broad membership base, each Hub serves to formalise disparate and informal science communication networks in regional areas and further the science communication goals of Inspiring Australia, the Australian Government’s national strategy for engagement with the sciences.

Expressions of Interest may be submitted up to and including Friday 2 March 2018.

Contact Officer

Inquiries and submissions of Expressions of Interest should be sent to the following contact.

Name:                 Sheryn Pitman

Title:                    Inspiring South Australia Programme Manager

Telephone:        8207 7382

Email:                  sheryn.pitman@sa.gov.au

Respondents must nominate a contact person at the time of submitting the Expression of Interest.

For more information, read the 2018 SA Regional Science Hubs Expression of Interest Information Guide. To submit an expression of interest, download the 2018 SA Regional Science Hub Grants Expression of Interest Form.