Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Program – NOW OPEN

9 October, 2020

Applications are open for Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and Entrepreneurship Round 3. This program was announced under the National Innovation and Science Agenda and is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to Advancing Women in STEM. The program supports investment in gender equity initiatives that aim for lasting systemic change by eliminating barriers for women’s participation in STEM education and careers, and entrepreneurship.

For this round, up to $2 million is available from 2020-21 to 2021-22 for grants between $5,000 to $250,000 to:

  • increase awareness and participation of girls and women in STEM education and careers
  • increase awareness and participation of girls and women in other parts of the innovation ecosystem including innovative businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurial activities and careers
  • stimulate an increase in the number of women in senior leadership and decision making positions in government, research organisations, industry and businesses.

These grants target incorporated entities, publicly funded research organisations/agencies, vocational education and training (VET) providers or technical and further education (TAFE) institutions. Projects must not have been previously funded through the program or be the same as other previously funded WISE projects. This round will only support projects that address one or more of the following focus areas:

1) Information technology;

2) Engineering;

3) Intersectionality*; and

4) Entrepreneurship.

*The consideration of how people experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and disadvantage.

Applications close on 17 November 2020 at 5.00pm AEDT.

Information about the program, including the grant opportunity guidelines and a link to the online application form, is available at business.gov.au.

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