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Partnership Grants

Do you have a great idea for bringing research alive in school?

Partnership Grants of up to £3000 are available to schools to enable students, aged 5 – 18, to carry out science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) projects.

Pupils from La Sainte Union School.

"I have learned so much and the students have been thoroughly fired up by the scientific process."

Jennie Hargreaves, Lockerbie Academy, Lockerbie

Applying for this scheme

This scheme will open for applications on 23 November 2015 and close 1 February 2016.

Find help on making an application, including eligibility and judging criteria.

Projects needs to be investigative and supported by teachers and STEM professionals (research or industry) working in partnership. They should:

  • Deliver a better understanding of the latest developments in STEM;
  • Improve perceptions of those working in STEM professions;
  • Give students pride and ownership in STEM from participation in the investigative process.

Since it started in November 2000, the scheme has awarded over £1.3 million to over 770 schools and colleges, igniting enthusiasm for STEM in thousands of young people across the UK. Since 2010, 88% of awarded Partnership Grants partners reported that they would apply again.

For further information, including guidance on finding a partner, click on the appropriate link below:

I am a school partner

I am a STEM partner

Case studies

St Mary's CE Primary

Hasting Hill Primary

John Cleveland College

St Aidan's Church of England High School

Davison C of E High School for Girls