Grants for research projects using citizen science

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Local organisations in Hume with research project ideas that encourage the community to get involved are invited to apply for a Citizen Science grant.

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, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, and food and agribusiness.

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said the grants not only provide exciting opportunities for 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 Taylor said.

“I encourage organisations in the local community 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

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