Grants to inspire young science and maths students in Mitchell

Young Australians in Mitchell who are passionate about science and maths now have more opportunities to learn from and compete with the best through new government funding for a range of science, technology, engineering and maths activities.

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said the best and brightest students in the local area will have more options to travel to national and international competitions, more opportunities to participate in the National Youth Science Forum and a chance to meet and compete against their peers as Australia hosts the Asian Physics Olympiad in 2019.

“The grants will enable some of the best students in Mitchell to test themselves against their counterparts from across the country and around the world, enabling them to build their knowledge, skills and networks,” Alex Hawke said.

“As part of the Turnbull Government’s National Science and Innovation Agenda, grants of up to $5000 per student and $20,000 per application are available, with matching contributions required for grants of over $10,000.”

These grants open today and are available until the annual allocation is used up.

Alex Hawke MP said skills in science, technology, engineering and maths are essential to Australia’s economic future, with 75 percent of future jobs expected to require these skills.

“Grants are now open for Australian students to be involved in the Olympiads, international science, mathematics and informatics competitions of the highest calibre,” concluded Alex Hawke MP.

For more information on the Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions go to www.business.gov.au/sgseic