Strengthen local primary science teaching with up to £600 (€690) of support
Tackle teaching challenges in primary science. Get to know and share knowledge with your fellow science teachers and technicians. Develop your leadership skills and strengthen your local network.
If you have an idea that will make an impact on science teaching where you are, the Primary Science Teaching Empowerment Fund can help cover your costs.
The fund is currently closed. We will start accepting applications again in March 2024.
Start preparing now by reading the eligibility criteria below.
The fund is open to all primary teachers in the UK and Ireland, no matter the amount of experience you have.
The £600 (€690) offered by the fund counts towards the cost of a collaborative project or event. This includes your planning time. The scope is broad, but your idea must help to improve primary science teaching in your area or help to build a strong, supportive network across local schools.
We particularly encourage applications for projects or events that:
Throughout your project, you can tap into the Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC’s) expertise and get advice on setting up your event or collaborative project. Just email us or contact your local education coordinator.
Collaborative projects or events could be online, in person or blend online and in-person meetings.
Projects or events that the fund can support include things like:
The fund cannot support:
We use a survey to help guide you through the application and allow you to give concise answers.
The survey will ask you to provide: