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Citizen Science Grants available

The Australian Government has announced $4 million in Citizen Science Grants over the next four years to support more opportunities for the public to engage directly in exciting scientific research with a national impact.

The Citizen Science Grants are now open for applications.

Competitive grants between $50 000 and $500 000 are available for Australian researchers to engage the public in research, including collecting and analysing data, formulating questions for investigation and organising research teams.

The funding aims to boost the public’s participation in science and directly involve them in the research process. As well as giving researchers many helping hands, citizen science helps non-scientists pursue their interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Eligible projects will run for a maximum of three years.

Applications close on 17 February 2017.          

For more information and how to apply, visit www.business.gov.au/csg


National Science Week 2016

National Science week was held over the month of August and events were held in numerous locations statewide.
National Science Week 2016 Program of events (PDF, 2MB)


The Antarctic Tasmania and Science Research Development business unit sits within the Department of State Growth. It is committed to the strategic development and sustainable growth of the science research sector in Tasmania.

Tasmania is fortunate to possess a diverse and substantial science research sector, attracting around $500 million in investment annually. The sector contributes significantly to economic activity, delivers knowledge, products and services that help other sectors to grow. It also seeks to solve problems affecting the Tasmanian community's quality of life.

The science research sector exhibits potential for further growth, as Tasmania possesses a number of competitive advantages in terms of natural assets, existing science research capabilities and liveability benefits. These advantages make the state an ideal location for Australian and international  investment in local science research.

Science Research Advisory Committee

The Science Research Advisory Committee was established to provide high level advice on science research matters. The committee has been instrumental in developing and finalising Reaching our potential, Tasmania's science research sector-wide strategy. It will continue to provide advice on the strategy's implementation. Read more about the Science Research Advisory Committee.

Subscribe to our e-newsletter, Particle to receive updates about science research sector activities and news in Tasmania.

Antarctic Tasmania and Science Research Development is the contact point for all individuals and organisations striving to meet the sector's goals.

Email: science@stategrowth.tas.gov.au.