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The Engineering Education Grant Scheme supports UK-based educational projects that nurture and support the increase of engineering knowledge among young people between the ages of 5 to 19. The scheme also supports projects that improve wider engineering literacy. 

Make sure you have everything you need to get the ball rolling on your grant application. We’ve put together an extensive list of all the things you need, and need to know, and the link to apply is at the bottom of the page. The scheme opens 29th January and the closing date for applications is 29th March 2019.

First things first

  • Applications to the scheme must be either led by members, have members as co-applicants or have a member advocate
  •  Any engineer who is a member of the IET or IMechE can fulfil this requirement
  • If the application isn’t led by members or have members as co-applicants, you must have an advocate

What does an advocate do?

  • Provides a link to the IET or IMechE education volunteers or other regional committee members
  • Advises on engineering content in the proposal
  • Connects you to other relevant engineers or engineering organisations

What an advocate doesn’t do

  • Review the application (a reviewing committee does this)
  • Insist on changes to the project
  • Act on behalf of the applicant
  • Use or share confidential business information or intellectual property with third parties

You can ask any of your existing IET or IMechE contacts to be an advocate. Or get in touch to connect with our education volunteers.

What if your project is funded?

  • Collect standard impact data that will contribute to a body of knowledge about engineering enrichment activities;
  • Involve IMechE and IET members in the development and/or delivery of projects;
  • Share information about activities which have the potential to be carried out by other members of the STEM education community on STEM Learning's eLibrary or STEM Ambassador resource bank, or other areas where resources can be accessed;
  • Distribute Tomorrow's Engineers careers resources to students and teachers participating in funded projects wherever appropriate.

Your evaluation

All successful applicants must submit a report and impact data once their project is complete. For more information you should take a look at:

Applicants who don't submit a report won't be considered for further funding until it's been submitted and acknowledged.

More information

For detailed information, including things that can't be funded and the assessment criteria, please download the  guidance and assessment criteria . If you have questions please contact us at eegs@theiet.org.

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