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STEM grants open for inspiring students

14 August 2018

Joint media release with the Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja.

From creating robots to attending space camps and events such as the International Science and Engineering Fair, students now have the chance to live their science dreams.

The latest round of the Australian Government’s Sponsorship Grants is now open to primary and high school students to participate in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) events. This includes STEM conferences, competitions and other events in Australia and internationally.

The program offers grants of between $1000 and $20,000. Grants are capped at $1500 per student for domestic and $5000 per student for international events.

Minister for Jobs and Innovation Senator Michaelia Cash said STEM events are a great way for young people to challenge themselves, learn and have fun at the same time.

"Technology is evolving so rapidly that it is likely that some of our best students will take up jobs that don’t even exist yet," Minister Cash said.

"The Turnbull Government is investing in support for STEM and the sponsorship grants are a fantastic opportunity for new experiences, I encourage all young people to apply."

Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja said students who develop skills in STEM have the potential to make a huge difference to Australia and the world through research and innovation.

"It is exciting to think of where students love of science, technology, engineering and mathematics will lead them in the future," Assistant Minister Seselja said.

Applications for the Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions can be submitted online.

Funding is allocated to eligible applicants in order of receipt until exhausted.

Apply at: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/inspiring-australia-science-engagement/student-sponsorship

Media contacts: Minister Cash's office 02 6277 7320
                            Minister Seselja's office 02 6277 3187