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National Science Week 2024 Grants now open in Western Australia

National Science Week is Australia's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This year it will take place from Saturday 10 August - Sunday 18 August 2024.



This morning Inspiring WA, supported by the WA Coordinating Committee for National Science Week (WACC), opened Small Grants of up to $4,000 and Mit-tier Grants of up to $10,000 to support new activities and projects which can engage the community with STEM.


Both grants are open to regional and metropolitan applicants. It is highly desirable that funded activities and projects work with, promote, or engage historically under-represented groups in STEM. Further grant criteria are outlined in the respective Grant Guidelines.


If you are looking for support in developing an activity or project, get in touch with one of our WACC committee members who are available to support you.


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Key Dates

Applications open - Monday 18 March 2024, 9am (AWST)

Applicant Information session - Wednesday 27 March, 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Applications close - Monday 22 April 2024, 5pm (AWST)


Mid-tier Grants

Mid-tier grants of up to $10,000 (or up to $15,000 for exceptional events) are available to support major projects taking place across WA for National Science Week. Projects must demonstrate that they can connect the community with STEM.


Projects will ideally take place during National Science Week (10 - 18 August) and must be conducted no earlier than 3 August 2024 and be completed no later than 25 August 2024.


To review the Mid-tier Grant Guidelines and apply, click here.



Small Grants

Small Grants are available to support all other activities during National Science Week which are not major projects. To be eligible, activities must take place anytime in August 2024. It is still preferred that grant recipients deliver their activity as close to National Science Week as practical.


To review the Small Grant Guidelines and apply, click here.


If you are unsure which grant you should apply for, contact Inspiring WA or get in touch with one of our WACC members who will be happy to assist you.


Applicant Information session

An information session will be held by the WACC on Wednesday 27 March 2024 at 5.30pm via Teams. The session will cover common mistakes in grant applications, explain the review process and provide practical tips for a successful application. The information session will include time for a live Q&A session to clarify any questions you may have about the application process.


Click here to register or click here to review the 2023 Applicant information session.



Other available Grant funding

Looking for funding for a STEM engagement project which isn't for National Science Week?

The Inspiring WA STEM Grant is open for applications of up to $8,000 until Thursday 28 March, 5pm (AWST).


Project inspiration

Check out the nationally funded projects in 2023 for inspiration for your next here.

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