Guidelines

The Queensland National Science Week Coordinating Committee offers annual seed grants for activities undertaken during National Science Week 10 – 18 August 2019.

The aim of the grants is to increase community the awareness, understanding and engagement with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) based activities during National Science Week in Queensland.

Grants are available up to $2,500. Applications will be assessed on how well activities are designed to achieve the aims for National Science Week, and how well the key criteria below are addressed:
  • Locations—locations where STEM activities are not normally on offer or easily accessible.
  • Target audiences*—initiatives designed to engage a wide and diverse audience, particularly those with less exposure to STEM; or events aimed at the wider community, rather than a single organisation.
  • Planning—your strategy on how to achieve your objectives.
  • Engaging audiences—how you will reach your target audience, and promote the event or activity.
  • Potential impact and value for money—preference will be given initiatives which show consideration for potential longer term tangible benefits. For example, pilot events which can be run again, or used as a stepping stone for future event, or links with community initiatives.
*Please note that if you are applying for an event to be held solely for members of your own school community, it will not be eligible for this grant program. 

Resources are available on the National Science Week website, which will assist you plan, promote and implement your event. These can be used by anyone wanting to hold a national science week event—www.scienceweek.net.au/get-involved/organise-an-event/.

How to apply

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 4 April 2019. For inquiries, email InspiringQld@qm.qld.gov.au.

You may be interested to view a webinar on how to apply for the grants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvcNtti9ISA&t=10s 

Once you submit your application you will not be able to edit it. If you wish to submit an additional piece of information please email it to inspiringqld@qm.qld.gov.au. If you wish to restart your application please just reload the survey form.

You will be notified by Monday 13 May whether your application was successful or not.

If you are successful, you will be required to do a number of things:

Applicant Details

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* 1. Contact person

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* 2. Position

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* 3. Organisation

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* 4. Address

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* 5. Phone number

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* 6. Email address

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* 7. ABN

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* 8. Type of organisation

Event/Activity

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* 9. Event name

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* 10. Target audience

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* 11. Type of event

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* 12. Date/s of event

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* 13. Expected number of attendees

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* 14. Give a brief description of the event/activities [200 words or less], including the aims, proposed outcomes, and details of how this event will “increase community the awareness, understanding and engagement with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) based activities during National Science Week in Queensland”.

Selection Criteria

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* 15. Locations—locations where STEM activities are not normally on offer or easily accessible.

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* 16. Target audiences—initiatives designed to engage a wide and diverse audience, particularly those with less exposure to STEM; or events aimed at the wider community, rather than a single organisation.

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* 17. Planning—your strategy on how to achieve your objectives.

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* 18. Engaging audiences—how you will reach your target audience, and promote the event or activity.

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* 19. Potential impact and value for money—preference will be given initiatives which show consideration for potential longer term tangible benefits. For example, pilot events which can be run again, or used as a stepping stone for future event, or links with community initiatives.   

Budget
Please provide an outline of the budget amounts you are requesting from the National Science Week grant, as well as the in-kind contributions (e.g financial contributions, volunteer staff hours, free use of venues, other contributions). You may apply for up to $2,500 for a seed grant from the Queensland National Science Week Committee. Note: funds cannot be used to pay for in-house staff. Consideration will be given to sole contractors.

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* 20. Total amount requested from the National Science Week Coordinating Committee

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* 21. Breakdown of amount requested

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* 22. Breakdown of in-kind contributions

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* 23. Please upload a detailed budget with descriptions of all expected costs and in-kind contributions

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* 24. Please upload any images or supporting materials for your activity

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Once you submit your application you will not be able to edit it. If you wish to submit an additional piece of information please email it to inspiringqld@qm.qld.gov.au. If you wish to restart your application please just reload the survey form.

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