Bursary support available


ENTHUSE Awards 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 Awards 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 Award on completion of CPD activities.

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Impact Awards

From 1 April 2016, Impact Awards will be available on 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 pupils' 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.

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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).

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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.

Wider support for your school or clusters of schools

Intensive ENTHUSE Award

Intensive ENTHUSE Awards 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 Awards 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 Partnership Award

The ENTHUSE Partnership Award is a grant of £12,000 for groups of between four and eight schools and colleges located in England, wishing to work together to address local issues of underachievement in science/STEM subjects. The ENTHUSE Partnership Award aims to support collaborative activities over two years to develop and strengthen local partnerships which can subsequently continue independently.

Applications for ENTHUSE Partnership Awards are currently open and we are taking expressions of interest from new schools wishing to apply to become an ENTHUSE Partnership which will commence in September 2016. To receive an expression of interest form for completion, please email award-entry@stem.org.uk

Completed expression of interest forms need to be received by 4pm on Monday 9 May 2016. Initial expressions of interest forms need to be submitted to award-entry@stem.org.uk for the attention of Jo Davies. Please note, that successful schools will be expected to attend an induction and leadership event on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 June 2016.