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

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 Women in STEM networks section.

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


An Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is the most esteemed scholarship of its type in the UK, designed to inspire students to pursue their dreams and change the world as a future leader in engineering. The Scholarships are awarded to hard-working 16 year old students through a rigorous selection process, supporting them through their A levels, Scottish Highers or equivalent qualifications…

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Bursaries from WEST

WEST bursaries

WEST is a voluntary organisation based in Sheffield and run by a group of trustees who have been involved in this area since the 1980s. Every year, WEST makes small bursaries to offer practical support to women and girls who are learning or working in a non-traditional role or would like to do start to do this.

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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..

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Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Recognizing the accomplishments and potential of women in computing

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

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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.

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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.

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British Heart Foundation

Career Re-entry Research Fellowships

To provide an opportunity to re-establish a career in cardiovascular science in an established research institution in the UK, after a break of more than one year.

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Brunel University London

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.

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Daphne Jackson Trust

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

UK’s leading organisation dedicated to realising the potential of scientists and engineers returning to research following a career break

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DevelopHER Awards

About the DevelopHER Awards

The DevelopHER awards aims to raise the profile of women in technology in East Anglia, creating role models to inspire the next generation to become developers, technicians, project managers, testers and digital experts.

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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, Ford is delighted to announce the 2018 Ford Prize for Women in STEM Study Competition, which will recognise the achievements of women in STEM, who are encouraging other women to become involved.

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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.

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Community Service Scholarship

GreenMatch believes in sustainability and promoting greener living. In an effort to encourage and empower young individuals to play their part in helping the community through green activities and initiatives, GreenMatch would like to award a student with a scholarship of £1,000 for excellence in green initiatives.

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Imperial College London

INSPIRE 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.

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L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science

Recognises the achievements and contributions of exceptional females across the globe

Established in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO partnership is a long-term commitment to recognizing women in science and supporting scientific vocations.

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