The STEM Inspiration Awards

Photos of the 2019 STEM Inspiration Award winners

Applications for the 2020 awards are now open. Deadline: 27 September.

The STEM Inspiration Awards recognise and celebrate individuals, organisations and clubs working to inspire young people in science, technology, engineering and maths. We want to celebrate the initiatives which make a real impact, sparking an enthusiasm for STEM subjects and careers. 

For 2020 applications for both the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards and the STEM Inspiration award are open concurrently. Shortlisted candidates for the STEM Inspiration Awards will be invited to a national event in November 2020. The 2019 national winners enjoyed a visit the world-renowned CERN  in Switzerland, sponsored by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). You can see the full list of 2019 winners here

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Applications for the 2020 awards are now open and you can make a nomination for yourself, another person or an organisation. You can find the award categories, plus application forms and guidance below. Please return your completed application form to

The deadline for applications is Sunday 27 September 2020.
(Please note, this deadline has been extended from its original April date. Any applications submitted before April are still valid)

Award categories

  • Inspirational STEM Employer

    This award recognises outstanding commitment to STEM by an employer of any size, particularly where this is embedded within the culture of the organisation.

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    Celebrating sustained and long-term engagement with young people through a STEM Club.

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    Recognises individuals, groups, organisations and companies, including further and higher education, who have encouraged diversity and inclusion within STEM.

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    This award is aimed at apprentices and technicians working in STEM industries who have a technical, non-graduate background and have used this to help inspire the next generation. If you are working as a school or college STEM technician, please consider applying for the ENTHUSE  Celebration Award for school and college technicians and support staff.

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    Celebrating those with a long-standing body of engagement with the STEM Ambassadors programme, recognising achievement over a prolonged period.

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    This award celebrates those who have recently joined the programme and have already displayed enthusiasm and commitment as a STEM Ambassador.

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STEM Inspiration Award winners 2019

Latest updates

2019 STEM Inspiration Awards: celebrating outstanding individuals, organisations and clubs

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