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.

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.

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Sky Women in Technology

Funding the next generation of female technologists.

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.

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TeenTech Awards

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators

he 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.

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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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The Elizabeth Nuffield Educational Fund

Support for female students

Nuffield has compiled a list of organisations giving funds only to women in education and training. All the organisations listed have given their consent to be part of the directory and enquiries should be directed to the individual organisations. The directory is not exhaustive.

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The Reece Foundation

Supporting engineering in the region through funding & education

The Reece Foundation aims to increase the long term and sustainable prosperity of the North East of England through the promotion of engineering and manufacturing with a focus on improving education in engineering and related subjects, training in engineering skills and the development of employment opportunities.

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Women in IT Awards


The Women in IT Awards is the world’s largest event dedicated to tackling the technology industry’s disheartening gender imbalance. It does this by showcasing the achievements and innovation of women in technology, identifying new role models and promoting further dialogue around diversity among industry influencers.

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Women’s Engineering Society

Financial Assistance

Awards are regularly offered by WES, depending on the funds available.

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Women on Boards

Bursary programme

The bursaries are open to any woman who is not on a board or committee – but would like to be. Bursary applicants should have an income of under £30,000 or have been out of work for over 12 months. Applications are open until 31 March 2019.

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