STEM grant opportunities
The Federal Government is introducing a new grant system which aims to give Durack students more opportunities to learn and compete in the field of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Member for Durack Melissa Price said the grants would allow students to travel to, and take part in, national and international competitions and forums, including the National Youth Science Forum and the Asian Physics Olympaid.
“The grants will enable some of the best students in Durack to test themselves against their counterparts from across the country and around the world, enabling them to build their knowledge, skills and networks,” she said.
Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Greg Hunt said more than 75 per cent of future jobs will require skills in STEM making them essential to Australia’s economic future.
Funds from the grant system will be allocated to the Australian Science Innovations, the Australian Mathematics Trust, the National Youth Science Forum as well as the 2019 Asian Physics Olympaid, which is being hosted by Australia for the first time.
The grants are open for application now and are available until the annual allocation is used up.
For more information head to business.gov.au/sgseic.