Citizen Science Grants is an element of the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme, providing grants on a competitive basis to support community participation in scientific research projects that have a national impact.
Participants will be able to take part in scientific research projects by a range of means, including collecting and analysing data, formulating questions and organising research teams.
Research projects are expected to be peer-reviewed and produce credible, reliable data that will be shared (as appropriate) with participants, the science community and the public.
Funding & Duration
Funding of up to $4 million over 4 years ($1 million per year) is available from 2016-17 to 2019-20.
- The minimum grant amount is $50,000.
- The maximum grant amount is $500,000.
Applicants must have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be one of the following:
- an entity incorporated in Australia
- an eligible research organisation
- a publicly funded research organisation (PFRO) (as defined in Appendix A of the Programme Guidelines)
- an incorporated not for profit organisation
- a local government agency or body (including government business enterprises)
Joint applications are acceptable, provided you have a lead applicant who is the main driver of the project and is eligible as per the list above.
To be eligible your project must:
- be a scientific research project
- include either data collection or transformation of data as an eligible activity
- involve participation by members of the public – that is, participation is not restricted to scientists specialising in the relevant subject matter
- include a core activity or core activities that take place in Australia
- have a maximum duration of 3 years
- include a minimum of $50,000 in eligible expenditure.
Submission Requirements & Due Date
- Applications must be submitted for internal review by 10 February 2017
- Submit an Application to the Research Branch for Review