Bursaries & Impact Awards

Bursary support available

ENTHUSE Bursaries 

ENTHUSE Bursaries are provided by Project ENTHUSE which is a unique partnership of government, charities and employers that have come together to bring about inspired STEM teaching through the professional development of teachers, technicians and support staff across the UK.

ENTHUSE Bursaries contribute towards the costs of attending world-class professional development provided by the National STEM Learning Centre for all UK state funded schools and colleges. All eligible schools are able to apply and will receive the Bursary on completion of CPD activities.

Impact Awards

Impact Awards will be available for a specific, targeted range of CPD activities delivered through the Science Learning Partnerships. The qualifying activities have been specifically chosen for their ability to enable participants to deliver high levels of impact on their students’ attainment and engagement and will be available to all state funded schools and colleges.

Impact Awards are funded by the Department for Education and can be used to cover CPD fees, supply cover, travel, accommodation, equipment for your school or in any other way that your school believes will help to improve the teaching of Science.

RCUK bursary

Thanks to funding from Research Councils UK, all CPD which is part of the Bringing Cutting Edge Research into the Classroom programme qualifies for a bursary of up to £180 per day. State funded schools, colleges and universities in the UK can benefit from this funding for teachers, technicians and those on Initial Teacher Training (ITT).

ESERO-UK bursary

ESERO-UK offers bursaries for a selection of its conferences and CPD activities to support all teachers, from state funded and fee paying schools across the UK.

Intensive ENTHUSE

Intensive ENTHUSE bursaries of up to £5,000 are available to schools and colleges that have not previously engaged with the National STEM Learning Centre for support in professional development.

Applications for Intensive ENTHUSE are currently closed. If you would like to be added to the waiting list and notified when applications open again, please click on the contact us link below.

ENTHUSE Partnerships

ENTHUSE Partnerships are groups of between four and eight schools and colleges located in England, wishing to work together to address local issues of underachievement in STEM subjects. These groups can apply for a grant of £12,000.

Applications for ENTHUSE Partnerships are currently closed. If you would like to be added to the waiting list and notified when applications open again, please visit the STEM Learning website.

Visit the STEM Learning Partnership website


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