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Thanks to sponsorship from PPG we are offering £300 bursaries for schools towards one of our Masterclasses for 10 - 14 year olds - find out more here.

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.  This scheme will run until February 2018.


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 £600 for projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics or engineering.  There are three calls each year, further information is available here. Projects linked to space, astronomy, and particle physics are particularly welcomed.

The Ogden Trust 

The Ogden Trust has supported a bursary scheme for the National Space Academy since 2014.  These bursaries can be used to reduce the cost of a Physics Masterclass by £200 - or more for Ogden partnership schools.  The bursary can be applied to any secondary level physics masterclass hosted in school in the UK.  To find out more please contact us.

British Science Week Kickstart and Community Grants

The British Science Association is offering grants of up to £300 or £700 (Kickstart schemes) for schools to use on activities for British Science Week (9-18 March 2018). They are also offering £500-£1000 (Community Grant scheme) for community groups to run programmes working with under-represented groups in science. More information available here.


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 November/December.


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