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National Science Week Victoria


A range of grants are available to individuals and organisations wishing to present events and activities for National Science Week.

Victorian National Science Week ‘Seed’ Grants

Victorian Seed Grants – libraries, community organisations and individuals

Applications will again open on 1 December 2021 for the National Science Week August 2022 grant round (up to $1000 ex GST).  Grant application page is hereUPDATE: We have extended the closing date to 5:00pm, Friday 18 February.

Congratulations to our successful 2021 grantees:

Yarra Junction Library – How to build your own computer
Ballarat LibrariesFoodology World Cafe
Goldfields LibraryCamera building
Eastern Regional Libraries Cheesemaking at home
Mornington Peninsula Astronomical SocietyShooting Stars as part of the Natural Environment
Eastern Regional LibrariesRobot Art
 7  Indigo Shire LibrariesThe Power of Seed Saving
Mornington Peninsula LibrariesDolphin Research Institute Presentations
Geelong Regional LibrarySara Phillips Best Australian Science Writing Author In-conversation
10 Mooroolbark LibraryWomen in Science
11 Maribyrnong LibraryTerrific Scientific with Lizzy’s Lizards
12 Cellular Agriculture Australia Ltd (NFP) – How to save the planet, one burger at a time

These grants are designed to support individuals and organisations who wish to run public science events and activities within Victoria during National Science Week.

Typically applicants are able to apply for a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $1000 each (GST free), allowing event-holders to kick start their events and gain further support from host or partner organisations. Please note: the maximum grant amount may change from year to year depending on the funds available. Applications are assessed by the Victorian Coordinating Committee.

Please note: these grants are for public engagement and not available for school events in Science Week (for school activities please refer to the National Science Week School Grants below).

Please note: this grant scheme is for public libraries, community organisations and individuals only. Schools wishing to apply for National Science Week funding may apply to the National Science Week School grant scheme, managed by the Australian Science Teachers Association. Organisations or individuals (other than public libraries and library staff) should apply to the Victorian Seed Grant – Community scheme even if these organisations or individuals plan to use a library as an event venue.

National Science Week School Grants

Applications will again open for the 2022 grant round.

This grant scheme, managed by the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA), is specifically for schools seeking support to run an event for students during National Science Week.

Stay tuned for announcements. You can also visit the ASTA website for updates regarding these grants, and for more details and resources on the schools’ program.

National Science Week Grants – National Grants

Dr Renee Beale, Science Week Victoria Lead; Dr Darlene Lim, NASA; Kate Barnard, Museums Victoria’s Science Programs Manager

Managed by the National office, these grants of up to $20,000 per application are available for individuals, community groups, universities, research institutions and other organisations to hold events for the public to participate in science across the country.

This grant round is now closed for 2021. Please visit the National Science Week website for announcements on outcomes.

Latest National Science Week grants news and announcements


Mike Flattley
Manager, Inspiring Victoria
03 9663 5259
[email protected]

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