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Indigenous Girls' STEM Academy

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Close Date & Time:
4-May-2018 11:30 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
251003 - Indigenous Education
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Selection Process:
Open Competitive

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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 Academy sits within the Children and Schooling Program of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy.

The Academy will provide high achieving Indigenous girls long-term, individually flexible support on their path to success in STEM and contribute to development of role models for others to aspire to.

Organisations will be assessed on their ability to deliver the following components based on their strong credibility and experience in: STEM, supporting Indigenous students, corporate engagement and individualised professional and academic support.

The final design of the Academy will be developed with the selected provider and needs to provide flexibility to students through their STEM education, including flexibility for those who need to take time away from study, start later or need to participate flexibly due to caring requirements. It is anticipated however, that support may be appropriate from middle/late high school through university and on to graduate entry into careers.

Further information is provided in the GO Documents.


Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria outlined in the Indigenous Advancement Strategy Grant Guidelines and documented in the relevant sections of the application form.

Community groups that may not be eligible to apply for funding are encouraged to consider partnering with an eligible organisation.

Total Amount Available (AUD):
Instructions for Application Submission:

Applications for grant funding must be submitted using the application form that is available in the GO Documents. 

Other Instructions:

The application kit provides key information to assist applicants to complete the application form and should be read in conjunction with the Indigenous Advancement Strategy Grant Guidelines.

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