The Royal Society helps schools to run exciting and innovative projects in partnership with a professional scientist or engineer through its Partnership Grants scheme. Since 2000, the scheme has awarded over £1.3 million to 770 schools and colleges, and has ignited enthusiasm for science among young people across the UK.
It’s a great opportunity for schools. A Partnership Grant can allow schools to buy specialist scientific equipment, to be used not only for the initial project but for years to come. Partnerships created through the project, with other schools, local businesses, and universities, help build vital links within the community, and the interest from local media helps to raise the school’s profile.
What is available?
You can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) projects run at a primary or secondary school or college. Projects must involve a partnership with a professional scientist or engineer.
How do I apply?
You can find the application form and guidance notes on the Royal Society website – there’s lots of help to guide you through the process.
The next funding round opens for applications on 23rd November 2015 and closes on 1st February 2016.
There are two application rounds per year, one in Autumn and one in Winter.