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Supporting Young Scientists Program

The Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer (OCSE) manages the Supporting Young Scientists Program (SYSP).

The SYSP offers grants to NSW high school students participating 'in person' or virtually in competitions, events or courses, either domestically or internationally, which offer the potential for significant educational advancement in an area related to science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The grant is provided for competitions, events or courses being held from July 2021 to June 2022.

Grants are awarded on an ad hoc basis, and are the primary mechanism by which funding will be awarded to eligible NSW high school students participating in STEM-related competitions, events or courses.

The judging panel is comprised of OCSE staff.

Key Dates

24 Jan 2022 2022 round opens
27 May 2022 2022 round closes


Supporting Young Scientists Program Application Form

Supporting Young Scientists Program Guidelines

Previous Funding

The complete list of successful SYSP applicants can be viewed here.


Nuala Myatt-Bocarro
02 6586 7879