Edition 672, 26 September 2016
- ACPET Cairns 2016 Forum - Hon Yvette D’Ath MP is confirmed to attend
- Trade & Investment Commissioner Breakfast
- Victorian VET RTO Breakfast Series - 29 September
Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship $8 million Grants and Support
Monday, September 26 2016
Australia needs outstanding talent in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to support Australia's national innovation and economic growth, and our global relevance and competitiveness. We’re underrepresented for women in STEM. Only one in four IT graduates, less than one in 10 engineering graduates, and less than one in five senior STEM researchers are female. We need to address this by encouraging female participation and gender equity in STEM courses, organisations and industries.
Does your business support females in STEM and Entrepreneurship? If so, you could be eligible for a grant of up to $250,000. On August 19 2016, the Federal Government launched a new programme called the Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Programme, committing $8 million to support women in STEM and Entrepreneurship. The programme will run for four years from 2016/7.
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