Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan is encouraging local organisations in Wannon with research project ideas to apply for a Citizen Science grant.
Citizen Science grants offer community members the opportunity to participate, as citizen scientists, in scientific research projects that have a national impact and include the collection or transformation of data in Australia.
The Citizen Science grants increase community participation in scientific research projects and participants learn new skills, form new networks, receive acknowledgement for their participation, and receive updates on their participation in specific research projects.
Grants of between $150,000 and $500,000 are available to support projects that enable community participation in four key research areas: disaster resilience and preparedness, environmental change, cyber security and artificial intelligence, and food and agribusiness.
Mr Tehan said the grants not only provide exciting opportunities for the organisations but also enable members of the community to get involved and participate in discoveries that could have an impact across the country.
“Citizen Science grants are all about coming up with innovative solutions to some of our biggest national challenges,” Mr Tehan said.
“I encourage organisations in Wannon to put their research project ideas forward for grants.”
Citizen Science Grants are part of the Inspiring Australia - Science Engagement Programme, which encourages community participation in science and technology, with $4 million available over four years.
Applications for Round 2 are open until 17 December. For more information visit https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/citizen-science-grants