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Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship
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The Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Program was announced as part of the Inspiring all Australians in Digital Literacy and STEM element of the National Innovation and Science Agenda.
The program provides funding to support women in STEM and to eliminate barriers for women’s participation in STEM education and careers, including entrepreneurship. The program supports projects that foster girls’ and women’s interest in STEM and entrepreneurship, develop their scientific and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, build their professional networks, or other activities consistent with the program’s objectives. The program also provides funding to identify and celebrate STEM role models in science and research, entrepreneurship and corporate leadership to inspire school-age girls.
The program’s objectives are to:
- increase awareness and participation of girls and women in STEM and entrepreneurship education and careers, including in schools through to university and to the research sector
- increase 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.
To be eligible you must have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be one of the following:
an entity incorporated in Australia
a publicly funded research organisation (PFRO)
a government or non-government vocational education and training (VET) provider, or technical and further education (TAFE) institution
a not for profit organisation registered, or that will register prior to receiving funding if successful, with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.
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.
You are not eligible to apply as a lead applicant if you are:
a primary or secondary school (however, primary and secondary schools may be part of a joint application if the lead applicant is eligible)
an individual or trust (however, a corporate trustee may apply on behalf of a trust)
a Commonwealth, state and local government agency or body (including government business enterprises other than eligible PFROs, VET providers and TAFE institutions)
currently receiving funding through a previous round of the program.
To be eligible your project must:
include eligible activities and eligible expenditure
have at least $5,000 in total eligible expenditure
take no longer than 24 months to complete
be aimed at addressing discrimination against or inequality for girls and women in STEM and entrepreneurship.
For more information on what activities and costs are eligible, go to the Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Round 2 Program Guidelines.
To apply, go to https://www.business.gov.au/WISE
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