Greg Hunt

Federal Member for Flinders | Minister for Health

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Grants assist young science and maths students to test their skills

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Budding science and maths students have more opportunities to compete against the best in Australia and around the world through new government funding for a range of science, technology, engineering and maths activities.

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 being offered to allow Australian students to be involved in the Olympiads, science, mathematics and informatics competitions of the highest calibre in Australia and around the world.

I encourage students across the electorate to apply for these grants, which help with the costs of travelling to national and international competitions and enable students to take part in events such as the National Youth Science Forum or compete against their peers at the Asian Physics Olympiad.

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.

This financial assistance will allow some of our brightest young minds to test themselves against their counterparts from across the country and around the world, enabling them to build their knowledge, skills and networks.

For more information on the Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions go to

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