The Enhancing Professional Learning in STEM Grants Programme is funded by Education Scotland and supported by the Scottish Government. It aims to increase access to STEM learning opportunities and encourage confidence in practitioners across Scotland. Professional learning opportunities focus on the sciences, maths and numeracy, interdisciplinary STEM approaches and digital learning, teaching and engineering technologies, among others.
There are two funding streams: The Leadership and Collegiate Professional Learning Fund and the Regional and National Partner Fund. Bids for both STEM related programmes and subject-specific support for one of the related disciplines are welcomed.
The grants programme enables educational practitioners to deliver excellent STEM teaching to all learners. It also feeds into Scotland’s maths initiative, Making Maths Count, which aims to help Scotland become a nation confident in using maths skills. In 2018, the programme awarded 24 organisations £187,000 to develop professional learning opportunities or increase existing provision.
Each funding stream has its own guidance documents and application forms. These are available on Education Scotland’s National Improvement Hub website. The closing date for all applications is 10am on Friday 28 June 2019.
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