STEM Challenges / Competitions

Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions

A Factsheet outlining Australian Government STEM Grants available for students participating in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics events within Australia and overseas is available here. If you require further information please contact the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science -

Australian STEM Competitions/Challenges

Science Engineering Challenge
The Science Engineering Challenge is a nationwide STEM outreach program presented by the University of Newcastle in partnership with communities, Rotary clubs, universities and sponsors.


International STEM Competitions/Challenges

The Spellman Clean Tech Competion focuses on the need to solve global environmental challenges through scientific methodology and innovative thinking among high school students. It is a world wide competition open to all 15 - 18 year old secondary students from any nation in the world.

Time frame:
September - topic advertised for the current competition
Registration opens: 22nd November 2018
Entries Close: 15th March 2019
Paper Due: 12th April 2019
Semi Finalists announced: 5th May 2019
Entrants are short listed to the final 20 and then short listed further to 10
Finalist Announced: 13th May 2019
Finalists: 18th July 2019 at Stony Brook University, New York, USA in July.