The Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and Entrepreneurship Programme provides funding for businesses, not-for-profits and research organisations to support outreach programmes that target girls and women to:
- encourage their interest in entrepreneurship
- develop their innovation and entrepreneurial skills
- build their professional networks.
Funding & Duration
Grant funding per project is $5,000 to $250,000. Two application rounds are expected per year.
Applicants must have an ABN and be either:
- an Australian incorporated entity
- a publically funded research organisation, or
- a not-for-profit organisation.
Joint applications from groups of organisations are acceptable, provided there is an eligible principal applicant who is the main driver of the project
To be eligible for funding, your project must:
- include eligible activities and eligible expenditure
- have at least $5,000 in total expenditure
- take no longer than 24 months to complete
- aim to address discrimination and inequality for girls and women in STEM and entrepreneurship by:
- increasing awareness and encouraging girls and women to participate in STEM and/or entrepreneurship education and careers
- increasing participation of girls and women in other parts of the innovation ecosystem, including innovative businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurial activities and careers, or
- stimulating an increase in the number of women in senior leadership and decision making positions in government, research organisations, industry and businesses.
Refer to the Programme Guidelines [PDF] for details.
Submission Requirements & Internal Due Date
- Applications must be submitted for internal review by 29 September 2016
- The University’s Grant Application Cover Sheet must accompany your application
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org