July 26, 2017
Science students are getting a boost with new grants taking them interstate and beyond!
The Inspiring Australia Student Sponsorship Grants have just opened, and aim to support young Australians with a passion for STEM. The Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions are available to schools and community groups to sponsor an eligible young Australian to participate in conferences, competitions and other exciting STEM events, both in Australia and overseas.
The event must be STEM-related and may include a student pitching an innovative idea to entrepreneurs, participation at a competition, or other events that develop a young person’s skills and career opportunities in STEM.
Grants of up to $1500 are available to young Australians attending domestic events and $5000 for attendance at international events.
The latest grant round had an incredibly positive impact on recipients, with students participating in major competitions and events including the London International Youth Science Forum and the Land Rover 4×4 Schools Technology Challenge. These opportunities enabled students to translate science, technology, engineering and mathematics into the real-world, and provided collaboration between young Australians and the world.
Applications for the Sponsorship Grants are currently open and will be assessed as they are received. Applications will close when the funding allocation has been exhausted. For more information and to apply, head to the website.
The Questacon Smart Skills Program is touring in the South East South Australia region and northern Victoria during Term 1, 2019. In addition to presenting in-school STEM workshops for students we will also be conducting FREE STEM based, Professional Learning workshops for teachers. Registrations are currently open for workshop 1!