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Please note that while we update our lists of available grants regularly, this is not a comprehensive list and closing dates and details should be verified using the links provided as they are subject to change by the providers without notice.

Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science - Science Teaching Prizes - 2023 Grant Closes: 9th of February 2023 - 5:00 pm Value: Up to $50,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources Further Information: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/prime-ministers-prizes-for-science-science-teaching-prizes

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious and highly regarded awards for outstanding achievements in:

  • scientific research
  • research-based innovation
  • excellence in science teaching

The Science Teaching Prizes recognise Australian science educators for excellence in science teaching. They welcome nominations of diverse candidates and those from a range of backgrounds and geographical regions.

There are 2 science teaching prizes:

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools ($50,000)
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools ($50,000)

 

Last Updated: 28th of November 2022
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Prime Minister's Prizes for Science - Science Prizes - 2023 Grant Closes: 9th of February 2023 - 5:00 pm Value: $50,000 to $250,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources Further Information: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/prime-ministers-prizes-for-science

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious and highly regarded awards for outstanding achievements in:

  • scientific research
  • research-based innovation
  • excellence in science teaching

The Science Prizes recognise the achievements and success of Australian scientists and innovators, and benefits to both Australia and the rest of the world.

There are 5 science prizes for science and innovation:

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Science ($250,000)
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation ($250,000)
  • Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year ($50,000)
  • Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year ($50,000)
  • Prize for New Innovators ($50,000)

Each prize recipient receives a medallion, lapel pin, prize money as described above and an award certificate.

Last Updated: 28th of November 2022
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Disability Employment – Tourism Local Navigators Pilot Grant Closes: 21st of February 2023 - 9:00 pm Value: Up to $3.3 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Social Services Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=f41d4331-8941-4c05-9b23-0e9c9c71f5db

The tourism sector comprises a wide range of industries that provide goods and services to visitors who travel to a destination for a variety of purposes including leisure, education, business, visiting friends and relatives and employment. In the tourism sector, workforce shortages are critical and longstanding, making it a good option for an employment pilot.

The tourism sector is one of the 5 growth industries identified as having significant job shortages and potential for growth in the 5 years to November 20253. The focus of this Pilot includes all businesses in, and servicing, the tourism industry including but not limited to accommodation, hospitality, food and beverage and transport.

The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to deliver Tourism Local Navigator services. The objectives of the grant opportunity are to help small and medium sized (SME) tourism businesses address barriers they have previously identified in recruiting, retaining and progressing employees and jobseekers with disability including:

  • lack of time or capability to recruit people with disability
  • confusion on how or where to seek support
  • preference to use local networks to source employees.

The outcomes of the Pilot will include:

  • building tourism SME’s capability, disability confidence and workplace accessibility through industry tailored approaches and resources
  • reforming workplace culture and employment practices
  • connecting tourism businesses to existing disability resources, supports and specialist information
  • sustainable job creation for people with a disability looking to participate in the labour market through workplace preparedness and targeted on the job training and supports.

It is intended total funding attributed across regions will include:

  • regional navigators staffing (up to $2 million allocated amongst grantees)
  • development of information resources and small business toolkit (up to $0.5 million in total for all selected locations)
  • promotional activity and career fairs (up to $0.5 million in total for all selected locations).

Not all regions will be successful in their grant application.

Last Updated: 11th of January 2023
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National NAIDOC Awards Award Closes: 3rd of March 2023 - 8:00 pm Run By: NAIDOC Further Information: https://www.naidoc.org.au/awards/nominations

The annual National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony recognise the outstanding contributions that Indigenous Australians make to improve the lives of Indigenous people in their communities and beyond, to promote Indigenous issues in the wider community, or the excellence they’ve shown in their chosen field.

Each year the winners of the National NAIDOC Awards will be announced in the following categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Person Award
  • Female Elder Award
  • Male Elder Award
  • Youth Award
  • Creative Talent Award
  • Caring for Country and Culture Award
  • Education Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Sportsperson Award
Last Updated: 12th of December 2022
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