The latest funding round (Round 3, 2017) is the annual Foundation’s 'by invitation' round that concentrates on Major Grants, accompanied by a number of other applications in several program areas. A total of $12.8m was awarded to 14 grantees.
The Ian Potter Foundation Annual Grants Report 2016-17 is now published. Read about our grantees and learn about trends in the Foundation's grantmaking.
The September Board meeting considered grants for round 2, 2017. Thirty-eight grants were awarded, totaling $2.2 million.
There is a continuing concern that women are under-represented in science and that this is not just due to current career glass ceilings but also to girls not choosing to study STEM subjects at high school and university. So, how do we solve the problem of getting girls interested in STEM?
What’s the connection between land management, biodiversity and mental health? This is the question that a new 5-year project led by the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society seeks to investigate.
In this round the Board approved 75 grants valued at $4.7 million.
There have been a number of sector engagement activities undertaken by the Foundation since the beginning of the year.
In April, the Foundation hosted an Arts Forum focusing on current best practices in evaluation for this sector.
In April, Dr Alberto Furlan and Dr Squirrel Main were delighted to visit the Karinya Young Women’s Service in Tasmania to hear about Karinya’s successful Young Mums ‘n’ Bubs (KYM) program.