“It’s about giving young Kiwis more choices. Taking part in science and technology keeps more career options open to young people.”
New Zealand’s Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith announced yesterday $2 million of funding for 41 projects from the 2017 Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund.
“The Unlocking Curious Minds fund particularly focuses on projects that engage young New Zealanders who have fewer opportunities to be involved with science and technology.
“It’s about giving young Kiwis more choices. Taking part in science and technology keeps more career options open to young people,” says Mr. Goldsmith.
Funded projects will be led by a wide variety of organisations including primary schools, tertiary education organisations, Crown Research Institutes, museums, trusts, and companies.
Successful projects include topics such as:
The Fund was developed under the A Nation of Curious Minds – He Whenua Hihiri I te Mahara – a National Strategic Plan for Science in Society. Curious Minds is a cross-agency programme of work led by MBIE, the Ministry of Education and the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor.
The Fund offered two types of grants in the 2017 round: up to $30,000 for local or community projects, and up to $150,000 for regional or national projects.
For more information about the Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund and other projects supported under Curious Minds, visit here.
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