The Mulloon Institute Limited has received a $223,115 grant to deliver a project in Eden-Monaro designed to engage the public in science by offering opportunities to participate in research projects that have a national impact
The grant is being delivered through the Australian Government’s Citizen Science grants, which provide grant funding of between $150,000 and $500,000 for projects that support community involvement and participation in scientific research.
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Christian Porter said the grants will help raise community awareness of science, while allowing participants to make significant contributions to research.
“These grants continue the government’s commitment to making science relevant and accessible to people of all ages across the nation, and complements our support for events like National Science Week and institutions like Questacon,” Minister Porter said.
“The projects supported in this round of the program are in four priority areas: disaster resilience and preparedness; environmental change; cyber security and artificial intelligence; and food and agribusiness. These all have practical applications and benefit to Australia.”
Senator Jim Molan welcomed the success of The Mulloon Institute.
“The funded project will work together with regional communities to help them better understand how local catchments work, with the aim of making changes that can improve soil rehydration, habit, biodiversity and agricultural yields.”
The Mulloon Institute’s grant will enable citizen scientists in Bungendore to work hand in hand with the community and make a direct contribution to nationally significant scientific research projects,” Senator Molan said.
Citizen Science grants are supported under the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme (IA-SEP).
More information on the successful projects can be found at: https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/citizen-science-grants/grant-recipients-round-2