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Bushfire Response R&D Mission

Bushfire STEM in Schools Program

The NSW Government recognises the importance of STEM-focused bushfire education programs to improve student learning outcomes, increase understanding of Indigenous ecological knowledge in bushfire management and build resilience in communities.

The Bushfire STEM in Schools Program (the Program) aims to support the development of bushfire-specific courses for the NSW Education curriculum. These will be applicable to NSW school students from Kindergarten to Year 12 and focus on technologies relevant to bushfire management and response.

Eligible organisations will be required to deliver bushfire education programs 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.

A long-term aim of the Program is to engage students in STEM-related fields of study, inspiring them to consider a future career as a scientist or technologist.

Bushfire STEM in Schools Program Round One

Applicatons for round One of the Program are now closed.

The funding pool for Rounds Two and Three, to be delivered in 2024 and 2025 respectively, is $200,000 per round.

Application Form

Bushfire STEM in Schools Program Round One Application Form


Bushfire STEM in Schools Program Round One Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Bushfire STEM in Schools Program FAQ

Important Dates

21 November 2022

Applications open

5pm Thursday 19 January 2023

Applications close

27 February 2023

Applicants informed of the outcome


For all enquiries, please contact the Investment NSW concierge team at https://www.investment.nsw.gov.au/contact-us/