Lead organisations needed for STEM Hubs

Interested parties are invited to submit an Expression of Interest to Inspiring Australia (Tasmania) to establish STEM Hubs for Tasmania

Purpose

The Inspiring Australia (Tasmania) STEM Hub Program seeks to create networks of organisations that collaborate to deliver ongoing community science engagement activity in regional Tasmania, including during National Science Week.

The central theme of the Tasmanian STEM Hub Program is to improve scientific literacy and engagement among Tasmanians. The program has the following objectives:

  • More young people are motivated to pursue science-related careers
  • A society that critically engages with key scientific issues, is informed and confident in their decision making
  • Communities work together to deliver relevant and engaging STEM-related programmes and events
  • An appreciation of the significance of STEM with regard to the Tasmanian economy, identity and social outcomes

The STEM Hub Program is an integral component of the Inspiring Australia (Tasmania) Pathways Program, which seeks to deliver and coordinate a state-wide, year round program of STEM engagement events for all Tasmanians.

Scope

The Tasmanian STEM Hub Grants are open to regional community groups, organisations, and businesses to help bring the celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to an increasing number of Tasmanians.  Expressions of Interest are sought from eligible applicants for special funding of $25,000 for the launch of a new regional STEM Hub and delivery of associated science engagement events over a 2 year period (2017 & 2018). Funding for future years is still to be confirmed. Expressions of Interest must be made by an organisation willing to lead the regional STEM Hub. This organisation must be active in the region for which it is proposing to take lead responsibility.

Contact Officer

Sarah Bayne

Inspiring Australia (Tasmania) Manager

Ph: 03 6226 2716

Email: Sarah.Bayne@utas.edu.au

You must submit your completed Expression of Interest pro forma via email by COB Friday 21 April 2017.