Agriculture
Agriculture, Education

AgriFutures-Horizon Scholarship

Funder:  AgriFutures Australia

Scholarship Background: AgriFutures Australia is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders that will drive the future prosperity of Australian rural industries and communities. The AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship is awarded to students studying an agriculture-related undergraduate degree or a Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths/Finance (STEM) degree with relevant majors which align to agriculture.

Suitable degrees include, but are not limited to:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Rural Science
  • Livestock/Animal Science
  • Veterinary Science
  • Agribusiness
  • Plant Science
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Resource Management
  • Sustainability
  • Food Security
  • Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) with major studies and subject selections relevant to, and aligned with, agriculture.

The AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship is an initiative supporting students enrolled in full time study at an Australian university by providing:

  • A bursary of $5000 per year for the final two years of your degree
  • Professional development workshops
  • Annual industry work placements aligned with the scholar’s areas of interest and their sponsor’s industry
  • Opportunities to network and gain knowledge at a range of industry events.

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Science
Education, Uncategorized

Citizen Science Grants

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The objective of the Citizen Science Grants – Round 2 is to engage the public in science by offering opportunities to participate, as citizen scientists, in scientific research projects that have a national impact and include the collection or transformation of data in Australia.

The intended outcome of the grant opportunity is increased community participation in scientific research projects where participants learn new skills, form new networks, receive acknowledgement for their participation, and receive updates on their participation in specific research projects.

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Children & Youth, Education, Women

Girls Academies for Indigenous Secondary Students

Funder:  National Indigenous Australians Agency

Grant Background: The Australian Government funds academy and mentoring activities to engage and re-engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their schooling to improve Year 12 attainment and support students into successful post-school pathways.

The Girls Academies grant opportunity is designed to increase attendance, retention rates, attainment levels, and health and wellbeing outcomes. The objective of the grant opportunity is to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female students in their schooling to bring about improved educational outcomes.

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Science
Education, Women

Women in STEM & Entrepreneurship

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: 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.

To deliver on the aims of the WISE program, this round will only support projects in these specific focus areas:

  • Information technology
  • Engineering
  • Intersectionality
  • Entrepreneurship

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Arts & Creative, Children & Youth, Education

Creative Kids

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background: Creative Kids is a $216 million, four-year initiative designed to make it easier for school-aged children and young people to get involved in creative and cultural activities. There are a range of Providers, including artists, cultural practitioners, and arts and cultural organisations across NSW. This program creates opportunities for Providers to reach new audiences and grow business.

Creative Kids encompasses a wide range of eligible activities face-to-face and online, including:

  • lessons/workshops from drama workshops to language classes and lots more
  • cultural learning experiences such as Aboriginal cultural learning programs
  • participation packages such as attendance at a ticketed performance followed by a Q&A with professional artists.

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Science
Business, Education

National Science Week Grants

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: National Science Week is Australia’s major national celebration of the sciences, occurring in August each year. National Science Week 2021 will be held 14-22 August 2021. National Science Week provides the opportunity for community participation in high profile science engagement activities across the nation.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • support diverse local organisations and government to work together on science engagement activities that have been adapted to local needs
  • inspire wide community participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

National Science Week provides the opportunity to:

  • increase community participation in science engagement activities
  • celebrate and showcase science to the Australian public and the world

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Children & Youth, Education

MoneySmart Grants for Principals

Funder:  ASIC

Grant Background: ASIC’s Moneysmart for teachers program provides teachers with professional learning and classroom resources to support delivery of financial literacy education in the classroom.

This grant opportunity supports school leaders to promote financial capabilities in their staff and students to embed financial literacy education in their school communities.

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Children & Youth, Education

Quality Early Learning Environments

Funder:  NSW – Education

Background: The Quality Learning Environments (QLE) program aims to support eligible early childhood education services to improve their learning environments to positively impact experiences and outcomes for preschool aged children.

Grants can be used to purchase resources and activities which improve physical or educational learning environments. This may include quality improvement initiatives to meet the needs of services impacted by bushfire and recent severe weather events or other emergency situations such as COVID-19.

Improvements to physical learning environments can include the completion of minor capital works and investment in infrastructure items. Improvements to the educational learning environment can include specialised educational programs and activities.

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Education, Rural & Regional

RAS Foundation Rural Scholarships

Funder:  Royal Agricultural Society Foundation

Scholarship Background: Students in regional areas often have to relocate in order to study, leaving behind the support of family and friends and feeling torn between their education and their obligations. Fortunately, assistance in the form of a scholarship can help ease some worries and allow greater freedom to more regularly visit home and lend a hand.

The RASF Rural Scholarship program goes a small way to ensure students from regional areas can chase the same education dreams as students from metropolitan areas.

There is no limit on the types of courses that qualify or the age of the applicant. You could be studying anything from physiotherapy, engineering, teaching, agricultural science, horticulture, medicine and commerce – and almost everything in between.

You could be studying at University, TAFE or VET courses, on campus or by distance learning. However applicants all have one thing in common – a desire to play an active part in the future of rural NSW.

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Children & Youth, Education

Strong Start Capital Works Grants Programme

Funder:  NSW – Education

Grant Background: The 2020 Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program aims to increase the number of 600-hour community preschool places available in areas of need and growing demand. The primary objective of this program is to achieve an increase in community preschool places through the delivery of capital works projects.

Grant-based funding allows the use of innovative approaches to improve access to quality services and increase community preschool places across the state.

Eligible services can apply for funding through this program to:

  • build a new centre based community preschool
  • extend an existing centre based community preschool
  • renovate premises for a centre based community preschool
  • purchase a motor vehicle for an existing mobile preschool
  • respond to a crisis situation with a capital works project

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