Find out about the support available and apply for up to £600 (€690)
With our Primary Science Teaching Empowerment Fund you can organise your own collaborative project or event to do just that. Tackle your teaching challenges in primary science and develop your leadership skills at the same time.
If you work in a school in the UK or Ireland, then you could get funding and support to organise a collaborative project or event to benefit you and your fellow teachers.
By applying to the Primary Science Teaching Empowerment Fund, you could get up to £600 (€690) towards the cost of your collaborative project or event, including your planning time. You can also tap into the Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC’s) expertise and get advice on setting up your event or collaborative project from your local education coordinator.
The Fund is designed to support you to improve the teaching of primary science and increase teacher confidence in teaching the subject. This will also allow you to develop key leadership skills and to share ideas and best practice with local teachers.
We welcome applications from teachers at all levels of experience and we particularly encourage applications for projects or events that:
The next deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 11 October. This deadline is for projects or events to start between December 2021 and April 2022.
There will be another application deadline in mid-March 2022 for projects or events to start between May and November 2022.
Collaborative projects or events could be held online, in person or blend online and in-person meetings.
You don’t have to be a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry to apply.
Please note that teachers in secondary schools wanting to run a project or event aimed at primary teachers are also welcome to apply to this fund.
If you would like to discuss your event idea before applying, please contact your local education coordinator.
To apply to this fund, please fill out an application form before 9am on Monday 11 October.
Please note the application form will take between 15 and 20 minutes to complete. You will need an idea of the event you would like to run and a breakdown of the costs you would like the funding to cover.
All applications will be judged after Monday 11 October and applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by early November.