Bursaries and Funding
The National Space Academy is not able to fund external projects. However from time to time different organisations may make funding available which can be used to access National Space Academy programmes. Details of these opportunities are available on this page, along with information about other funding opportunities to help teachers or students bring space science and engineering into the classroom.
This list is by no means exhaustive, and unless otherwise specified the National Space Academy is not involved in the administration of these funding opportunities and may not be able to help with funding applications.
Funding to support schools in accessing National Space Academy programmes
PPG Chemistry Education Project.
The National Space Academy is being supported by PPG Industries to offer bursaries of £300 for a special chemistry masterclass programme, click here for more information.
The Royal Institution: The STEM Directories
The Royal Institution regularly offers grants of £500 for schools to use in booking any activities listed in its STEM directories (ww.stemdirectories.org.uk), including one grant scheme exclusively for maths based activities. For further information on these grants click here. The National Space Academy is listed in the STEM Directories here.
Institute of Physics, IET and STFC Schools Grant Scheme
Grants of up to £500 for projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics or engineering, information available here. Projects linked to space, astronomy, and particle physics are particularly welcomed.
The Ogden Trust
The Ogden Trust has agreed to provide funding bursaries for schools to access National Space Academy Physics masterclasses for the rest of the academic year 2015/2016. These bursaries can be used to reduce the cost of a Physics Masterclass by £200, or more for Ogden partnership schools. To find out more please contact us.
Funding opportunities to bring space into the classroom
UK Space Agency Space For All - Community Funding
The UK Space Agency run a number of funding/grant schemes, the majority of which are aimed at University level researchers or space sector companies, but they also run one community funding programme: Space For All. The scheme offers grants of up to £10,000 for projects that will "present the UK's space programme and stimulate the use of space in inspiration and learning" and in the past awards have been given to groups including schools. For more information about the scheme look here, the award scheme is run annually and in the past the deadline has been in December.
ESERO-UK Tim Peake Grant Scheme
In order to help schools celebrate British ESA astronaut Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station, ESERO-UK is administering a grant scheme which will award schools up to £1000 to support activities celebrating the mission and which are creative and have a lasting impact. More information can be found here, the scheme is closed currently but it is worth keeping an eye out to see if it reopens next academic year.