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Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Round 4

Department of Industry, Science and Resources
Close Date & Time:
2-Mar-2022 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
191002 - Higher Education
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Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship 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.

The program objectives are 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.

The grant opportunity provides funding to grow and strengthen projects and organisations that have a track record of:

  • reducing and/or mitigating systemic and cultural barriers to participation in STEM education, careers, innovation and entrepreneurship by girls and women
  • reducing the multiplier effect of intersectional barriers to participation, development and leadership of girls and women in STEM education, careers, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • increasing the participation, development and leadership of girls and women in STEM education and careers, innovation and entrepreneurship.

You can apply if you:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • are an entity, incorporated in Australia
  • are a publicly funded research organisation (PFRO) or publicly funded research agency (PFRA) (Guidelines Section 14)
  • are a government or non-government vocational education and training (VET) provider (Guidelines Section 14), or technical and further education (TAFE) institution
  • are an incorporated not for profit organisation.

You can’t apply if you:

  • a Commonwealth, state and local government agency or body (including government business enterprises other than eligible PFROs, PFRAs, VET providers and TAFE institutions)
  • a primary or secondary school (however, primary and secondary schools may be part of a joint application if the lead applicant is eligible)
  • an organisation, or your project partner is an organisation, included on the National Redress Scheme’s list of Institutions that have not joined or signified their intent to join the Scheme- external site
  • an employer of 100 or more employees that has not complied- external site with the Workplace Gender Equality Act (2012)
  • an individual
  • partnership
  • unincorporated association
  • trust (however, an incorporated trustee may apply on behalf of a trust).

You can partner with one or more other organisations that also meet the eligibility criteria. But you must decide who the lead organisation is.

The lead organisation must fill out the application form.

If we give your group the grant, the lead organisation:

  • signs the grant agreement
  • is responsible for making sure your group follows the rules in the grant agreement.
Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $500,000.00 to $1,000,000.00

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