Be Inspired - Regional Bursary
Standout Science Teachers Wanted
Are you a regional science educator who wants to celebrate the excitement of science, scientific discovery, and science education?
The Be Inspired bursary was established to provide an opportunity for regional science teachers to attend NSW Science Teachers Association 2021 National Science Week celebrations. These high-profile events recognise science and educational advancements in Australia and celebrate the dedication of science teachers across New South Wales. Supported by Inspiring Australia, the Be Inspired bursaries are providing a unique opportunity for regional science educators to attend these celebrations. Access to these events will ensure regional science teachers are able to broaden their professional network thus creating deeper community connections with their colleagues. This is an exciting chance for regional science teachers to gain insights into our world class scientific and cultural institutions, while being immersed in cutting edge science.
A time to celebrate
2021 is the 70th Anniversary of the NSW Science Teachers Association. Celebrations will take place across National Science Week in partnership with NSW’s significant cultural institutions. Events will showcase the advances in science and education that have taken place in the last 7 decades. Events will include exhibitions and forums on women trailblazers, panel discussions on the advances in medical sciences and environmental education, talks that encourage critical thinking about pioneering science and exploring the diverse environment within which we live.
There are FIVE bursaries available up to the value of $1000. These bursaries are to be used to attend ONE of the following NSW Science Teachers Association National Science Week celebrations.
Bursaries will provide funding for event registration, travel costs, accommodation, and/or teacher relief to the value of $1000.
Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 18th July 2021
Open to all teachers of science, both primary and secondary, teaching in any regional New South Wales school. Regional areas are defined as the Central Coast, Central West & Orana, Far West, Hunter, Illawarra-Shoalhaven, New England & North West, North Coast, Riverina Murray, South East & Tablelands.
Teachers need to be full individual members of the Science Teachers’ Association of NSW or be teaching at a school with school membership to the Science Teachers’ Association of NSW.
Each applicant shall provide a brief statement (no more than 500 words) to support their application for one or more of the Be Inspired bursaries. This statement will
- identify the NSW Science Teachers Association 2021 National Science Week celebration event that you are seeking support to attend (see listed above),
- explain why you are interested to attend this event, and,
- how you plan to take the insights from this event back to your regional school community.
Successful applicants must provide a report (no more than 500 words) to STANSW within 1 month of the NSW Science Teachers Association 2021 National Science Week event.
Our 7 Decades in 7 Days Be Inspired Regional Bursary is proudly supported by: