Issue 1
Monday, 01 March 2021
Charles Darwin University
E-news
 Charles Darwin University 2020 Chemistry Spectacular team from left, Daniel Brummit, Finn Wang, Elanz Saki, Sam Doyle and Syed Mahood steaming up a cloud of colour in the laboratory at CDU.
Charles Darwin University 2020 Chemistry Spectacular team from left, Daniel Brummit, Finn Wang, Elanz Saki, Sam Doyle and Syed Mahood steaming up a cloud of colour in the laboratory at CDU.

National Science Week community grant applications deadline extended

By Helen Pereira

Groups planning community science projects for National Science Week have an extra week to submit their applications.

They will now be accepted until Friday 5 March 2021.

Charles Darwin University College of Engineering, IT and Environment Science Outreach Manager Carla Eisemberg said there was already a lot of interest in creating projects that inspire and involve people of all ages in science.

“Many of the applicants will benefit from an extra week to develop their submissions,” Dr Eisemberg said. 

Grants are available for community projects ranging from $250 to $2,000 for projects in one or more areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM).

The deadline for major projects grants up to $15,000 has closed.

Science Week NT last year introduced grants of up to $3,000 specifically for remote communities – and they are being offered again in 2021 with their deadlines also extended to Friday 5 March.

“We really encourage remote communities to apply for the grants,” Dr Eisemberg said.

"Proposals incorporating Indigenous science, technology and engineering events are very welcome. We had some amazing events promoting Indigenous knowledge during Science Week last year.” 

“We need to take advantage of the multiculturalism of our NT community. Diversity promotes innovation. The possibilities are really exciting.” 

Dr Eisemberg said the Grants Committee was particularly interested in proposals that have a new and refreshing approach to increasing awareness of the role of science and innovation in Australia’s environment, economy and wellbeing.

"We are also keen to hear from businesses or organisations that would like to support our efforts towards an innovative Northern Territory with a technologically skilled workforce and a scientifically literate community,” she said.

National Science Week will be held from 14-22 August 2021.

More information on how to apply for a National Science Week grant can be found at https://www.inspirednt.net/science-week-nt-funding

Interested sponsors should contact Dr Eisemberg at carla.eisemberg@cdu.edu.au