Inspiring Australia Grants for Tasmanian Science Engagement Projects 2018

Applications are invited for between $2,001 – $5,000 for the purposes of supporting public science engagement projects in Tasmania in 2018. In this context a science engagement ‘project’ could be a large-scale event or a non-event based community science engagement activity.

Information pertaining to the general objectives of Inspiring Australia can be found at:


  • Projects will be judged on their capacity to engage diverse audiences in one or more aspects of the STEM disciplines.
  • In this competitive grant round preference will be given to applications that: demonstrate innovative and engaging methods of science communication, that demonstrate a willingness to effectively co-brand with Inspiring Australia, and that target Youth audiences (18 -35 yrs). These are priorities only and not eligibility criteria.
  • Applications that request financial support for large capital purchases will not be considered.
  • Applications will be limited to the fields outlined in the online application form. No attachments, other than your budget, will be accepted.
  • Funding requests for projects that take place in a school for a student audience will not be eligible.
  • These grants are intended to support public science engagement activities that take place outside the month of August and are ineligible to be included in the National Science Week program.
  • Download a Budget Template HERE

Applicants are encouraged to contact Inspiring Australia Manager, Sarah Bayne at / 03 6226 2716 to discuss your proposal.

Notification of success or otherwise will occur on 26 February 2018.

Applications close at 11.59 pm, Wednesday 14 February 2018

Online Application

Inspiring Australia Grants for Tasmanian Science Engagement Projects 2018

  • (Let us know what your anticipated audience will be- overall numbers and any demographic information you might have available) PLEASE NOTE CHARACTER LIMIT- APPROX.200 WORDS
  • (Let us know how you plan to get the word out about your project) PLEASE NOTE CHARACTER LIMIT- APPROX. 400 WORDS
  • (Why are you doing this and what do you hope it will achieve?) PLEASE NOTE CHARACTER LIMIT- APPROX. 400 WORDS
  • (Your budget can be basic but should address total income and expenditure, including in kind contributions; make sure you clearly highlight which aspects will be covered by the grant)
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.