The Partnership Grants scheme funds schools and colleges up to £3,000 to run investigative STEM projects in partnership with STEM professionals from academia or industry. In June 2021 an external evaluation of the last three years of the scheme was undertaken (covering approximately 100 awarded grants). The report highlighted the success of the scheme and its unique value in a busy UK STEM engagement landscape benefitting students, teachers and STEM professionals alike. The 10 key findings of the report are summarised here (PDF). The scheme is open to both primary and secondary schools, including sixth form colleges. Schools outside of the UK are not eligible to apply.
Tomorrow's climate scientists is an extension to the Partnership Grants scheme and funds schools specifically researching into climate change and biodiversity. The programme aims to give students not just a voice but an opportunity to take action themselves to address climate and biodiversity issues.
The 2023 funding round is now open to applications. The round will remain open across the year with three possible submission deadlines at the end of April, June and November. A full timeline can be seen here. Applications are completed online through Flexi-Grant®.
To help teachers and STEM partners with the application, free online training sessions and drop in applicant support sessions are being run. Sessions aimed specifically at teachers can be booked through this Eventbrite page. For sessions specifically aimed at STEM partners please visit this Eventbrite page.
The 2023 application round is now open and will remain open across the year with three judging periods. To be considered in the first judging period, applicants will need to have submitted stage 1 and stage 2 by the end of April. Applications must be completed through Flexi-Grant®. A full timeline can be found here.
For further information about the scheme please visit the pages below. If you have any questions, please contact the Schools Engagement team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 451 2531.
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