School grants for 2017

National Office

How will your school get involved in National Science Week and explore the theme of Future Earth?

Applications are now open for grants to assist schools to hold an event in National Science Week. Individual schools can apply for up to $500 and the total grant pool is $90,000.

Selection criteria

Each application will be assessed on the following criteria, which are of equal importance:

  1. The grant should enable your school to conduct science, engineering and/or mathematics activities/events beyond its usual science program.
  2. The activity/event should bring to the attention of students (and teachers and the community) the relevance of science to everyday life and/or to industry.
  3. The activity/event should support the ongoing and increased participation in, and engagement with, science programs within your school.
  4. The activity/event should be manageable with the funds granted and the contribution from your school and community. An indication of the funding/resources/personnel that your school is willing to contribute will help the selection panel determine the extent to which this criterion can be met.

Please note: Funding offered to an applicant may not be the same as the amount requested.

Due to the limited availability of funding, the costs of transport, food, routine science incursions and excursions (such as to museums/science centres) are unlikely to be funded.

Applications close on 24 April.

Look at the list of successful projects from last year for ideas on the kinds of projects that are supported.

The school grant round is administered for us by the Australian Science Teachers Association.