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The Partnership Grants scheme is currently closed for applications. The next round round will open on 2 September 2013. There are two application rounds each year, one in autumn and one in spring.
Please ensure you have read the eligibility criteria and the judging criteria before applying to the scheme.
This scheme is very competitive so we would strongly recommend that you read our guidelines for completing the application form (PDF), which contain a lot of useful information, including detail on how each section of the application form should be completed.
Applications should be made through the online portal. Both the teacher and the scientist or engineer partner must register with the portal before an application can be made. We strongly recommend that the two partners work together on the application.
You can contact us for advice or support at any stage of your application. We can also offer comments on draft applications, if they are sent to us at least one week before the scheme closing date. Again the scheme is very competitive so we would encourage you to contact us if you would like feedback on your application. However please note that all comments are for guidance only and grant decisions are made solely by the Partnership Grants Allocating Panel.
You can get inspiration for your project from over 100 case studies and project summaries of work we have funded in the past.
You might also like to read ‘Getting practical: a framework for practical work in science’ (PDF), which is a useful resource for designing the practical components of a project. The associated website ‘Getting Practical’ is also available.
The Partnership Grants Allocating Panel make grant decisions according to these judging criteria. Please pay close attention to the criteria and in your application include all necessary information to show that each of these criteria are fulfilled.
To ensure all applications are judged fairly and thoroughly, each one is allocated to at least two members of the Partnership Grants Allocating Panel. The decision of the Panel is final.
We try to inform applicants about whether or not their application was successful within two months of the closing date.
The Partnership Grants scheme is now closed.
There are two application rounds per year, one in Spring and one in Autumn.
When the project is finished, you are expected to evaluate its impact. You might also consider ways to build on the project in the future.
If you are a professional scientist or engineer and would like to take part in a Partnership Grant project you can read our advice on getting involved.
If you are a teacher looking for a scientist or engineer partner then please read the guidance on finding a suitable partner.
Get inspiration for your project from over 100 case studies and project summaries of work we have funded in the past.
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