Improving Science Teacher Retention
This scheme provides funding to test ideas that aim to support science teachers to remain in the profession for longer.
The scheme is a partnership between the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and Wellcome.
Scheme at a glance
This scheme is now closed
Where your host organisation is based:
UK, Republic of Ireland, Rest of the world
Research and development
Level of funding:
£75,000 to £750,000
Duration of funding:
Up to 3 years
Who can apply
You can apply for this funding if you want to test an approach to improving science teacher retention in state schools in England.
You must have some evidence that the approach will be successful.
You can apply if you’re a:
- a school leader or teacher
- if you work in an education setting such as a charity, multi-academy trust, or local authority.
Your project must take place in England.
What we’re looking for
Examples of areas to focus on could include (but are not limited to):
- teacher mentoring programmes
- continuing professional development
- reducing teacher workload
- support for teacher wellbeing
- flexible working opportunities.
We will review:
- the strength of the evidence that suggests your approach will improve science teacher retention
- how practical, scalable and affordable your approach is for other schools to adopt
- your team’s expertise.
You can find out more about eligibility and suitability for the Improving Science Teacher Retention scheme on the Education Endowment Foundation website.
The Improving Science Teacher Retention scheme offers funding between £75,000 and £750,000 over three years.
We aim to award a maximum of five grants, and projects are expected to start from October 2018.
The Education Endowment Foundation website has more information about what we offer.
This scheme is now closed.
This was a one-off scheme.
22 March 2018, 17:00 GMT
- Republic of Ireland
- Rest of the world
- Research and development
If you have any questions, visit the contact us page on the Education Endowment Foundation website.