People or groups across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs with ideas for exciting National Science Week events for next year are being encouraged to apply for grants.
Grants of between $2,000 and $20,000 for events, workshops and activities focused on science communication and engagement are on offer.
Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said there were many people in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs who had the ability to host entertaining and educational events for National Science Week 2020 which will run from 15-23 August.
“The idea is to make science fun and accessible to everyone and I urge qualified local people with good ideas to put them forward for grants,” Dr McVeigh said.
“Successful grant applications will mean that you can have a positive impact on your community and set an example for others. Let’s get involved and show what Toowoomba and the Darling Downs can do!”
National Science Week is one of Australia’s biggest festivals, with over 1 million people participating in over 2000 events across the nation in 2019.
This year there were 53 projects funded through National Science Week grants, such as learning about healthy lifestyles in North East Arnhem Land, discovering the mathematics of music in Victoria, and exploring sustainability in the suburbs of Western Australia.
Applications for National Science Week grants will be open until 30 October 2019.
To apply for a National Science Week grant go to https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/inspiring-australia-science-engagement/national-science-week-grants
To find out more about National Science Week go to https://www.scienceweek.net.au
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