Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet: Indigenous Girls’ STEM Academy

The $25 million Indigenous Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fund was announced as part of the 1967 Referendum – 50th Anniversary Indigenous Education Package.

The Indigenous Girls’ STEM Academy (Academy) grant opportunity will deliver this fund, providing an opportunity to invest long-term in a generation of female leaders in STEM, ready for the jobs of the future.


The total funding amount available is $25,000,000.


Grant funding is open to applicants that can demonstrate strong credibility in the areas of:

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, including developing strong relationships with students, families, schools and communities.
  • Corporate and philanthropic engagement and partnership.
  • Processional and academic support.
  • Cultural competency – Indigenous Businesses are encouraged to apply and/or form a role within partnerships/consortia for this process.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

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