This scheme is open to applications
Due to COVID-19 the deadlines for the 2021 round have been extended. There will be two further grant allocations for the 2021 round. To be included in the first allocation, schools must submit stage 1 and stage 2 by 8 December. Projects funded through this allocation round will be able to start in the spring term. The final allocation, for the 2021 funding round, will take place at the end of January 2022 and projects will be able to begin from the summer term. The 2022 funding round will open in February 2022 and projects will be able to run from September 2022.
To help teachers and STEM partners with the application process, free online training sessions are being run until the end of December. Book now to learn more about the scheme and to receive tips about how to make your application stand out. Further sessions will be available soon.
Apply for this scheme on Flexi-Grant®
Why apply for this scheme?
- Provides an opportunity for students to develop key skills, including research skills, problem solving skills and data-handling skills, which will be invaluable for their future careers.
- Demonstrates the range of STEM careers available to students.
- Fosters long-term working relationships between schools and STEM professionals.
- Fulfills the requirement of Benchmark 8 of the Gatsby Practical Science Benchmarks – ‘Students should have opportunities to do open-ended and extended investigative projects.’ Additionally supports the requirements of the Gatsby Career Benchmarks - ‘Encounters with employers and employees’.
How to apply:
Key dates - 2021 round only:
Due to COVID-19 the dates for the 2021 round have been extended. There will be a further two allocation periods. Schools who would like to receive funding to run projects from the spring term must have submitted stage 1 and stage 2 by 8 December 2021. The final allocation period will take place at the end of January 2022 and schools funded through this allocation will be able to begin their projects in the summer term. The key dates will return to normal for the 2022 round, which will open in February 2022. A detailed 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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