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The Engineering Education Grant Scheme (EEGS) supports UK-based educational projects which nurture, support and increase engineering knowledge amongst young people aged 4-19. Any UK project aiming to improve wider engineering literacy and bring about a better understanding of the role of the engineer and the contribution engineering makes to society, could be funded.
We’ve put together an extensive list of all the things you need and need to know for a successful application. Ensure you’ve read and understood all listed documentation before applying using the link at the bottom of this page:

  1. EEGS Guidance
  2. Online Application Guidance
  3. FAQs
  4. Evaluation Guidance
  5. Impact evaluation

All can be found on the EEGS webpage

Before you begin your application
Applications 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 you do not have a member Advocate to support your application, please contact;

  1. your IET Local Networks (LN)
  2. your IET Education Officers/Ambassadors
  3. your IMechE Member Networks
  4. or your IMechE Regional Education Officers (REOs).

If unsuccessful in securing an Advocate through these channels please request an Advocate directly.

The role of your EEGS Advocate
An Advocate advises on engineering content and connects you to other relevant engineers or engineering organisations, whilst providing a link to the IET and IMechE, other volunteers and other regional committee members. They do not review your application or act on your behalf, they share their impeccable and experienced engineering advice which should be taken onboard though they cannot insist upon changes to the project. They do not use or share confidential business information or intellectual property with third parties.

Successful projects
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application during the announcement week. Successful grant applicants are expected to submit an evaluation of their successful project via an online Outcome Report. Failure to report on a funded project will preclude any further applications and may result in the funding being recovered. Full details are provided in our Evaluation Guidance and Impact Evaluation.

Further information
For any queries not already answered in the Guidance or FAQ's please contact the EEGS Team: eegs@theiet.org.

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