If you have a question about the Indigenous STEM Awards or how to apply, you should be able to find the answer here.

If this FAQ does not answer your question, please contact the Indigenous STEM Awards team at indigenous-stem-awards@csiro.au or phone +61 2 4960 6200.

How do I know if I am eligible for an award?

To check which of the seven awards you might be eligible for, visit the About the awards page.

How do I apply?

Once you have determined which award you wish to apply for, you can download the appropriate application and supporting evidence forms from the appropriate award page, once these are made available prior to applications opening.

You will need to complete the application form and seek a referee to complete the supporting evidence form. Once the application form and supporting evidence forms are completed, you will need to submit them along with any other supporting documents/videos/recordings you may have.

The full application process will be made available before applications open.

You will receive an email once you have submitted your application, confirming that the Indigenous STEM Awards team have received it.

What does 'extra curriclular' mean?

Extra-curricular is any activity pursued that is additional to normal school activities. Examples of extra-curricular STEM activities could include work experience/placements, participation in science/maths camps, groups or clubs, inspiring other student through leadership activities, mentoring other students, holiday jobs that use maths and science, voluntary work etc.

What does 'Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person' mean?

The following definition is provided by the Commonwealth. Reference: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). (2010) Indigenous Statistics for Schools- About Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistic .

An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is:

  • a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, and
  • who identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin and
  • who is accepted as such by the community with which the person associates.

What does 'inquiry' mean?

Effective inquiry is the ability to apply the critical thinking skills in planning, conducting, processing and evaluating.

What does 'RAMR' mean?

The RAMR cycle is a method of teaching based on four phases: reality, abstraction, mathematics and reflection. Reference: QUT YuMi Deadly Centre. (2016) Centre Approach .

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