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Natural Hazards STEM Support Program

The Natural Hazards STEM Support Program (the Program) is a new $800,000 competitive grants program in 2023/24 to enhance STEM outreach in schools, focusing on technology education relevant to natural hazard management and response. It builds on the success of the Bushfire STEM in Schools Program, expanding the remit to deliver STEM-focused education programs covering natural hazards to improve student learning outcomes and build resilience in communities.

The Program aims to enhance the STEM education and skill development of students in kindergarten through to Year 12, through the implementation of program/s that focus on technologies directly relevant to the management and response of natural hazards. This strategic focus is intended to inspire the next generation of innovators and technologists by not only educating but also igniting the curiosity of students in technological domains.

Eligible organisations will be required to deliver STEM-focused education programs covering natural hazards directly to the school children and/or provide the training required for school staff and teachers to deliver the programs themselves. A program can be either an established program or a pilot program. Eligible organisations can apply for up to $400,000 per grant application in FY 2023/24, with projects delivered in the following financial year.

Application Form

Natural Hazards STEM Support Program Online Application Form

Guidelines

Natural Hazards STEM Support Program

NSW Government Funding Contract Example

Important dates

Activity

Timeframe

Applications open

10:00 AEDT Thursday 1 February 2024

Applications close

10:00 AEDT Friday 29 March 2024

Notification of eligibility screening

5 April 2024

Notification of funding outcomes

31 May 2024

FAQ

Natural Hazards STEM Support Program FAQ

Contact

You can contact the team at: grants@chiefscientist.nsw.gov.au for more information.

Further Information

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Initiatives supported by Round One of the Bushfire STEM in Schools Program

The NSW Government established the Bushfire STEM in Schools Program (the Program) to support the development of bushfire-specific courses for the NSW Education curriculum for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 with a focus on technologies relevant to bushfire management and response.

There are no further rounds of the Bushfire STEM in Schools Program, with the NSW Government expanding the remit to consider natural hazards more broadly.

The first round of the Bushfire STEM in Schools Program has provided funding to two organisations to support the provision of courses for NSW school students. Further information on the recipients can be found at the link below: Bushfire STEM in Schools Grant Recipients