AusIndustry Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) Grant

AusIndustry Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) Grant

AusIndustry are helping to deliver a new programme as part of Inspiring all Australians in Digital Literacy and STEM. It is an $8 million competitive programme and will run over four years from 2016–17 to 2019–20.

Grant funding per project is $5,000 to $250,000.

The Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and Entrepreneurship Programme aims to:

  • support women in STEM
  • remove barriers that stop women taking part in STEM education and careers, including entrepreneurship.

The programme provides funding for businesses, not-for-profits and research organisations to support outreach programmes that target girls and women to:

  • encourage their interest in entrepreneurship
  • develop their innovation and entrepreneurial skills
  • build their professional networks.

The programme also provides funding to identify and celebrate STEM role models in science and research, entrepreneurship and corporate leadership to inspire school-age girls.

The programme is part of the ‘Inspiring all Australians in Digital Literacy and STEM’ element of the National Innovation and Science Agenda.

Current Round Applications Close: 6 October 2016

https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/women-in-stem-and-entrepreneurship

Dennis is an Electrical and Control Systems Engineer and was appointed President of Startup Mackay Inc. in June 2016. He is a member of Engineers Australia, AISA, MITN, DMLA within the Education, Training, Research and Innovation Pillar, and the Reference Group for the Digital Economy Strategy. He has also been inducted into the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion program where he aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age. You can follow Dennis on Twitter @DenMurphy or connect with him on LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/dennismurphy).

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