STEM funding

Here you'll find a range of funding opportunities available to support science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) public engagement activities. Many universities will also have internal funds you can access.
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Biochemical Society, Scientific Outreach Grants
The Society wishes to support scientific outreach activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community. Applications are invited for sums up to £1000 to assist with the direct costs associated with an event and expenses incurred (e.g. transport and/or teacher cover).

Black Environment Network, The Ethnic Minorities Award Scheme for Environmental Projects
Small grants are available to schools, community groups and individuals undertaking projects which concern the environment and involve people from ethnic communities.

British Ecological Society, Outreach Grants
These grants are designed to support the promotion of ecological science to a wider audience through the organisation of public events.

European Geosciences Union, Public Engagement Grants
Celebrating and recognising excellent science communication in the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The €1000 grants are awarded to EGU members interested in developing an outreach project that aims to raise awareness of geosciences outside the scientific community.

Holmes Hines Memorial Fund
Administered by the EPSRC, small awards are available to help individuals or organisations with any scientific or engineering based activities where public funds are not available.

Institute of Physics, Public Engagement Grant Scheme
The scheme provides financial support to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland.

Institute of Physics, Early Career Physics Communicator Award
The IOP Physics Communicators Group invites applications from people at the start of their careers in physics who have undertaken activities that support and encourage excellent communication of physics.

Nuffield Research Placements
The placements provide over 1,000 post-16 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

Royal Academy of Engineering, Ingenious
Ingenious is a grant scheme for projects that engage the public with engineers and engineering.

Royal Society, Partnership Grants
Partnership Grants of up to £3000 are available to schools to enable students, aged 5 – 18, to carry out science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) projects. Additionally we are looking to support projects on computing and data science.

Royal Society of Chemistry, Outreach Fund
The Outreach Fund aims to encourage and support the development of projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people's everyday lives, especially those not already interested in chemistry, and/or develop the science communication skills of people who are already highly trained in chemistry.

Science and Technology Facilities Council, Public Engagement funding
STFC offer a range of public engagement grant schemes.