Building on the project in future

 

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Here are some ideas for building on your Partnership Grants project in the future:

  • Crest Awards: This awards scheme, run by the British Science Association, is for science, technology, engineering and maths projects involving 11-19 year-olds. Participation in a Partnership Grants project can count towards a CREST Award; advice on using the two schemes together is available in the case study on The Thomas Hepburn Community School.
  • National Science and Engineering Competition: This competition is an opportunity for projects to compete on a national basis. Finalists are invited to showcase their work to around 24,000 students, teachers, journalists and VIPs at The Big Bang Fair, held in March each year.
  • STEM Clubs: These clubs allow children to explore, investigate and discover STEM subjects in a stimulating learning environment, away from the constraints of the school timetable or a prescribed curriculum.
  • Planet SciCast: This scheme features short films that showcase STEM demonstrations. If you enter the competition, your school might be in with the chance of attending the prestigious awards ceremony.
  • Become a business: Several Partnership Grants projects have established themselves as successful businesses, including projects at Writhlington School and Axe Valley Community College.
  • Publish research: In December 2010, pupils from Blackawton Primary School in Devon made history by being the first group of school children to publish their research in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Partnership Grants can fund projects like this.

Applying for this scheme

The Partnership Grants scheme is now closed for applications. The next round of applications will be in the autumn.

  • Opening date: 1 September 2014
  • Closing date: 31 October 2014

There are two application rounds per year, one in Spring and one in Autumn.

You can apply through our online portal (this link will be live once the scheme opens for applications).

You can send us your draft application for comments up to one week before the closing date. See the Application guidelines for more details.

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.

Scientists and engineers

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.

Case studies

Get inspiration for your project from case studies of work we have previously funded.