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Funding

Organisations offering funding, bursaries, grants, awards and scholarships for women and girls

Please contact the organisations direct by clicking on the links. You can also seek advice about funding from your Professional Body, Union or Learned Society. 

See also our lists of Networks and Organisations.

If you would like to list your opportunity for women in STEM, or place an advert on this page, please contact us.

Amazon Women in Innovation Bursary

The Amazon Women in Innovation Bursary launched in September 2016 to help young women fulfil their ambitions of a career in innovation and technology. Amazon funds bursaries at universities in cities where it has a Development Centre, including the University of Edinburgh, King’s College London and Churchill College in the University of Cambridge; providing funding of between £3,500 and £7,500 per year to a female student attending one of the three chosen universities and taking up a degree that supports high-tech innovation. Students from households with an annual income under £42,620 are eligible for the bursary, and each recipient is chosen by their own university. Apply directly for University of Edinburgh, Churchill College in the University of Cambridge, and King’s College London

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

A set of awards to honor distinguished technical women and those who are working towards the recruitment, retention and advancement of technical women.

BOLC Scholarships

Brentwood Open Learning College is pleased to announce BOLC Distance Learning Scholarships to make learning affordable for students across the world. These scholarships range between £100 and £460 (Up to 80% of the course fee). Amounts vary based upon need.

British Federation of Women Graduates

BFWG holds a Research Presentations Day each year at which women postgraduate students are invited to give short presentations of their research work to a general audience. A prize is offered for the best presentation.

Brunel University London Women in Engineering programme

The Women in Engineering Programme supports female graduates to attain their full potential in the engineering profession. The Programme consists of a bespoke mentoring scheme, personal professional development training and visits to industry. The Programme also includes a £10,000 Women in Engineering Award for 30 selected female students.

Daphne Jackson Trust

Support for scientists, engineers and IT specialists to return to work after a career break.

DevelopHER Awards

The DevelopHER Awards are about raising the profile of women in tech in East Anglia.

First Women Awards

The UK’s premium awards programme focused on senior-level business women and professionals. The First Women Awards are open to all women in business in the UK. Nominations can be made by the individual herself or by a professional colleague.

Ford Prize for Women in STEM study

Recognising that women are traditionally under-represented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths) studies and the related professions,

Fran Trust

The Fran Trust funds scholarly activity in the fields of feminism, gender or women's studies. The Trust provides small grants of up to £500 for postgraduate students studying at UK universities to attend and present papers on a gender-related topic at academic conferences in the UK.

Gastech Young Engineer Foundation

Selected Young Engineers are invited to participate in an essay competition. The winner of essay submission will have the opportunity to speak at Gastech Conference.

Google Science Fair

The Google Science Fair is a global online science and technology competition open to individuals and teams from ages 13 to 18.

Green Energy Awards

The Green Energy Awards are a night to remember as we celebrate the success of the south west renewable energy industry annually.

Imperial College London INSPIRE PGCE science teacher training programme

The INSPIRE PGCE science teacher training programme aimed at people with PhDs and Masters with a passion for outreach and science communication. Tax free funding of up to £32,000 is available.

L'Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science

The programme recognises the achievements and contributions of exceptional females across the globe, by awarding promising scientists with Fellowships to help further their research.

Royal Academy of Engineering Grants and Prizes

The funding on offer includes student bursaries, engineering entrepreneurship, research projects, international exchanges, knowledge transfer partnerships, public engagement activities and prizes recognising significant engineering achievements.

Skills 4 UK Scholar’s Award

Open to female UKESF scholars who are entering their final year of university and who are on track for a 2:1 or above.

Sky Women in Technology

The Women in Technology Scholars programme is the latest grass roots initiative that Sky has launched to help encourage more women to pursue careers in technology. The scheme runs on a one-year rotation, with up to three scholars supported this year. The selection of female technology scholars will be based on those who have set their sights on realising their potential within the tech industry.

Their interest can be across any field of technology e.g. digital, innovation, AI, robotics, broadcast engineering, software development, etc, with relevance to the Media and Entertainment industry and relatable to Sky’s business.

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TeenTech Awards

The TeenTech Awards are for UK students from 11-16 (Years 7 to 11) and 17-18 (Years 12 to 13) working in teams of up to three to look at problems large and small to see if they can find a better way of doing things.

The Churchill Travelling Fellowship

Would you like to travel overseas to research new ideas and best practice from across this wide field? Travelling Fellowships available in the fields of Science, Technology & Innovation

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