The Enhancing Professional Learning in STEM Grants Programme is currently closed.
You can find out more about what the grants are for below and you can also find information on bids that have been successful in previous rounds, see the interactive spreadsheet on the STEM Summary Page of the National Improvement Hub.
The aim of the Enhancing Professional Learning in STEM Grants Programme is to stimulate, support and grow projects that enhance the professional learning available to practitioners with a responsibility or interest in STEM-related learning, teaching and assessment.
The grants programme was established in October 2018 to deliver on the ambitions of the STEM Education and Training Strategy for Scotland (2017), namely, to ensure that educational practitioners are ‘well-equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to develop and deliver inspirational, high-quality interdisciplinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teaching for all learners, across all ages and stages’.
The grants programme continues to be informed by the findings from the Annual STEM Practitioner Surveys [See the National STEM Data section of STEM Summary page]. A significant focus of the programme is to address the barriers that practitioners face in accessing professional learning that meets their needs.
The Enhancing Professional Learning in STEM Grants Programme supports practitioners in a range of settings.
- Early learning and childcare
- Additional support needs
- Community learning and development
- School-based technical support staff
Programmes will only be considered for funding if they are primarily targeted at practitioners in publicly-funded settings, including local authority partner providers in the early learning and childcare sector.