• Applications are now open
  • Grants of up to $20,000 are available to eligible Queensland-based applicants
  • Funds need to be spent in up to 12 months
  • Specific assessment criteria must be addressed
  • Closing 6th March 2023


To support increasing public participation in Queensland scientific research and STEM-based (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) engagement events and activities the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist is offering competitive Engaging Science Grants.

The grants are designed to assist teachers, scientists, organisations, citizen science groups and community groups deliver events and educational activities or conduct citizen science projects that tackle important issues in Queensland.

Grants of up to $20,000 each (excluding GST) are available to support applicants deliver events, activities or projects for up to 12-months..

For this round, projects that seek to increase STEM participation in under-represented sectors such as First Nations peoples, and girls and women or disadvantaged groups will be highly regarded.

Applications are currently open


The Engaging Science Grants are offered to increase participation in science-based activities and engagement between scientists and the community.

Events and activities that inspire students to study STEM subjects, promote STEM careers, and engage the wider community to increase awareness of the amazing science happening in Queensland, as well as projects including citizen science that grow engagement with scientists may be submitted.


Applicants must be Queensland-based with an ABN and address one or more of the Engaging Queenslanders in Science Strategy 2021-24 goals:

  1. increase student participation in STEM subjects and promote STEM careers
  1. increase community participation in citizen science to grow scientific literacy and contribute to scientific discovery
  1. increase awareness of Queensland’s great science and grow opportunities for engagement with scientists.

The types of activities eligible for funding include, but are not limited to:

  • events, activities or projects for students that involve teachers, parents and others
  • open houses e.g. invite the local community to a conducted tour of your scientific premises
  • events, seminars or workshops that connect scientists with community groups to promote Queensland scientists and science programs
  • new citizen science projects or enhanced existing citizen science projects (refer eligibility criteria in the Guidelines)
  • activities where participants use enhanced or new technology, or training resources that you have created.