A new funding stream, Improving Science Education has been launched by the Wellcome Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) as a one-off scheme aiming to generate new evidence about science teaching.
The aim of the scheme is to close the science attainment and progression gap between disadvantaged pupils aged 5 – 16 and their more affluent peers.
Project teams with relevant expertise i.e. researchers, school teachers, experts in formal learning or those working in an education setting within a charity, social enterprise or local authority, are invited to submit proposals for practical school interventions.
Supported approaches will focus on raising attainment and will be informed and supported by evidence of the impact of the approach, be practical, affordable and scalable. Of interest are projects that test the impact of an intervention through a randomised control trial or that test feasibility through a trial programme.
Eligible applicants can apply for grants ranging from £90,000 to £1.5 million for up to four years work.
To apply, register for the Improving Science Education Round on the Apply Now section of the EEF website and complete the online form before the 9th April 2018.