Inspiring Science Fund in the United Kingdom

Wellcome Trust and the the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy are glad to invite applications for the Inspiring Science Fund Program. This call is intended to existing not-for-profit or charitable science centres in the UK. The value of the funding is maximum £3 million. To apply, please send your entries no later than 19 October 2017.

Program Description
The Inspiring Science Fund supports science centres across the UK. It’s a capital fund that helps centres rethink what they do and what they offer to the public. The scheme is co-funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the Wellcome Trust. The Project stage: Research and development, Production and project delivery, Building your organisation.

Value and Tenure
The value of the funding is ranging from £150,000 to £3 million. All projects should be completed by March 2021.

Level and Area of Studies
Not specified.

Place of Study
The program will be conducted in the UK.

Eligibility and Criteria
The Inspiring Science Fund is open to existing not-for-profit or charitable science centres in the UK. Please note that organisations should:

  • have been in existence for at least one year
  • attract a minimum of 30,000 visitors a year
  • have a proven and viable business model.

Applicants’ Nationality
The organizations should be based in the United Kingdom.

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Application Instruction
Detail guideline of application can be learnt at the link below.

Important Dates
– Applications open: 9 August 2017
– Preliminary applications deadline: 19 October 2017
– Invited full applications deadline: 28 February 2018
– Interviews: 12 – 13 June 2018

Website and Application Link

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